Nalissa Cuthbert - MissesDressy Blog
I don't know about you, but I seldom see my grandmother sitting Indian-style on the front lawn or sniffing flowers in an off the shoulder midriff top- but that could just be me. In the graphic filled, vintage inspired Wildfox Resort 2012/2013 collection, entitled Granny's Closet, the modern day elder is embodied in models Mila De Wit and Nyasha Matanhodze. With a bit of wit and humor, the collection has classic pieces from the cozy button-down sweater and floral cropped pant, to polka dot shorts and an "I Love My Cat" t-shirt. As described on I Love Wildfox, the assortment of quirky outfits transform granny from our fumbling, no holds barred senior to the young girl she once was and still is at heart.
"This collection is a tribute to granny and her perfectly mismatched style, her love of cats, jewels, travels and gardening, her hair that she never cuts, the old mansion she bought in the 90's with the last of her savings, her big glasses she always wears to brunch, and that grandma spirit we all know and adore." - Kimberly Gordon of Wildfox
What a delightful muse, isn't it? We've all seen collections replicating style from decades gone by, but when have we ever held up a glass for granny's closet? Paired with this beautiful concept and photography by Mark Hunter, thanks to Wildfox Resort '12/13 (due out this month), suddenly all those summers sifting through grandmothers old photos and jewelry boxes have gathered new meaning.