From one end of Irish fashion – Louise Kennedy, to the other; this time it’s the Penney’s /Primark SS11 collection. I have a very volatile relationship with Penney’s. One season you’ll find me in there once a week looking at the latest drop; the next I’ll avoid its crazed, bargain-hunting hordes like the proverbial plague.
Don’t get me wrong I frikkin love a bargain; plus, as far as manufacturing quality goes, Penney’s stuff seems to last longer than the average piece you’ll find at the fashion-forward end of the high street. But, there is only so much basic polyester a girl can handle. Texture is a huge part of fashion / style and rich natural fabrics really make or break an outfit.
Thing is, this new collection is all about new feel to fabrics; less, is the stiff chiffon and basic jersey, making way for new softer mixes of jersey and sheer fabrics. These fabrics feature throughout the two main stories; Heat Seeker and Global Traveller, as well as the Limited Edition, the neon colour blocking and the new White collection.
Global Traveller (with neon colour blocking)
Heat Seeker Story
Yes, A LOT of fringing…