SEPTEMBER 04, 2013 - NEW YORK
Earlier this year, punk suddenly became the new black, making Gwen Stefani's rebellious personal style relevant (not to mention commercially viable) all over again. That's good news for her L.A.M.B. line, which aims to capture the singer's inimitable fashion sense and attitude—or "Gwenitude," as her design team calls it.
The jumping-off point for the contemporary label's Spring collection was a vintage military jumpsuit Stefani happened across at a flea market, which had amazing pocket details and zips everywhere. "It was incredible," she said via e-mail. "I love finding that one thing that gets me excited when starting a new season." Surely enough, a utilitarian all-in-one done in soft chambray was one of the highlights here, and its relaxed silhouette was echoed throughout on silk drop-crotch trousers and cargo track pants toughened up with hardware accents.
Elsewhere, a series of safety orange pieces including a cool biker jacket and architectural shorts cut from a spongy double crepe added a zesty pop of color. Overall, though, this was a subdued lineup, and Stefani admitted it was a bit of a departure. "It's a quieter collection than in the past—somewhat streamlined." An on-trend sheer maxi dress featuring a grunge floral print tapped into her new softer side.
by Brittany Adams, via: style.com