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LMFF Sidewalk 1: Forever New A/W 2011

Forever New continues their peaches and cream, butter-wouldn’t-melt-in-her-mouth aesthetic for Autumn Winter 2011. Unashamedly feminine; it’s nice to see a high street label that consistently allows young ladies to look like just that. After we followed their casting for dancers at the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet a couple of weeks ago we knew the label would be delivering pieces inspired by the Oscar-winning film ‘Black Swan’ in an ode to the classic ‘Swan Lake’.

A few highlights (apart from the stunning dancers) from the ‘Enchanted Princess’ collection were stockings with ballerina-style ribbon decals, LOTS of lace and scalloped hemlines. Yet I personally felt Forever New struck gold when they moved towards their more sophisticated, heavier winter pieces. Cosy looking seasonal coats and chunky knits were more suited for a gallop around the English countryside than dancing up a storm on stage; a grown up yet not staid style which suits me just fine.

Images courtesy Lucas Dawson Photography

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