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There was soooo much to see yesterday at the showroom of Black Orchid jeans that if I put up every photo I took, or even took a photo of every single item I saw, it would take you all day to get through it. Needless to say, Black Orchid has enough product that if they branched into sportswear, they could open up a standalone shop. So to keep it simple, I will just show you the items that stood out the most to me.

For Spring, I really loved the day-glo colored skinnies in tropical oranges, electric fuschias and yellows. Especially, the yellow. What a great color to try. At first glance, yellow jeans may seem hard to wear, but never, EVER, put it past hardcore fashion folk to find a way and make it work. I can't wait to see what they come up with. I have a few ideas of my own so watch this space. But I digress. It seems when it comes to print and pattern, everything is in. The only limits are within the imagination of the designer, so tropical prints for a city Summer, bring it on.

For Fall, I gravitated toward the swirly, floral-like print that was found on several colorways in varying incarnations. The indigo version with the bleached-out print (possibly done by laser. I forgot to ask) was my fave. It just so happens that pretty girl Alexa who was showing me the line happened to have a pair on, so I took a picture of her. I love the idea of mix and match denim-on-denim and she rocked it pairing it with a lighter colored, distressed denim shirt. Werq!

Last, but not least, several pairs of velvety textured jeans that I'm pretty sure were flocked (again forgot to ask. It's been a long week) caught my attention. They were baroque in an oh-so-subtle way and will work for those that love the gilded trend, but are too nervous to go all out.

Overall it was great collection and I can see why it's such a favorite with celebrities. Nothing was so over the top that it couldn't be worn over and over again. Yet, there were just enough statement pieces to make an impression.

Click the thumbnails to view the rest of the pictures from the Black Orchid showroom.


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2 thoughts on “In the Showrooms: Black Orchid Spring/Summer 2013 and Fall 2013 Preview”

  1. Hey, Shannon. I just wanted to pass something new to you that I believe could be a great fit for your blog: it is Peoples Pride, 13 women’s and 3 men’s styles in this Spring Collection, perfect fit, best fabrics, and regal finish. Plus, a surprise in every jeans. We are running a Kickstarter campaign now: take a look http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/peoplespride/peoples-pride-take-pride-in-what-you-wear

    I know that if you only take a moment to look at it, you would love it.
    Olga

  2. Hey, Shannon. I just wanted to pass something new to you that I believe could be a great fit for your blog: it is Peoples Pride, 13 women’s and 3 men’s styles in this Spring Collection, perfect fit, best fabrics, and regal finish. Plus, a surprise in every jeans. We are running a Kickstarter campaign now: take a look http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/peoplespride/peoples-pride-take-pride-in-what-you-wear

    I know that if you only take a moment to look at it, you would love it.
    Olga