Thula’s Autumn/Winter 2011 collection is titled ‘A Woman of Consequence part 3’. Winter 2011 is the time for the quintessential Thula Sindi muses to gather. It is the conclusion of the ‘Woman of Consequence’ series, inspired by a dream-like funeral procession of the most stylish guests; paying homage to the designer who has subsequently left this mortal coil. The legacy of the designer (is) seen through the tableaux of mournful yet impeccably dressed attendees; glamorous but far more purposeful and compelling than ever before. The collection uses a sombre palette of shades of black, white and grey punctuated by blues & navy and encompasses classic lady-like silhouettes, full 50’s skirts and sharp pencil skirts rendered in sporty fabrication (grey cotton melange) and details such as elasticised waistlines.
For Autumn/Winter 2011, Thula Sindi demonstrates the full value of what a designer can do for their customer. The collection shows his understanding of the dynamics of a wardrobe for the ‘city’ woman, transcending season and blending from day into evening. Fringe detail, polka dots, draped details, frills and cascades and lace are taken to their highest and most refined place. Instead of a lament this collection is a celebration which reaches a crescendo of the most poetically executed evening dresses in ghostly silk chiffon.
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