DC's Fall 2011 Women's Collection references the 90's with relaxed tailoring, military inspired jackets, layered knits and an earthy grunge palette – think grunge and romance coming together. It's edgy and intelligent with a bit of attitude. There is a mix of artsy hand drawn graphics with new printing applications and innovative fabric contents. The line also includes pieces inspired by the "Flashdance" era with wide necklines, cropped tops, a play on boyfriend silhouettes with feminine fabrics, and skinny denim in industrial washes.
Embodying the collection is soft buttery shirts that are fashionable and comfortable; deconstructed denim that is very thoughtfully fit to the body to accentuate the seat and leg shape; heavier layering pieces found in neutral colors with bold patterns; and premium French terry fleece that is fitted and features alluring raw edges.
What is DC doing differently with the line this season for women’s fashions?
We are taking our current customer and bringing her more advanced silhouettes, while playing this down with a screen or fun print to stay youthful and understandable. We have also brought her some key accessories that speak nicely back to the collection, focusing on bright/patterned backpacks, a scarf, and a variance of hat shapes.
What are some key design influences or inspirations?
The DC Fall Women's collection was made through the inspiration of vintage and thrift stores, skate parks, high school sidewalks, concerts and the aspiration of designing a collection that is inter-changeable for any weekend getaway.
What were some of the most successful trends/ styles from last season that you have carried over?
Some of the more successful styles that we carried over were utilitarian styles, feminine rayon dresses, asymmetrical hems, construction details and the skinny denim we love.