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Monday, February 13, 2012

Jennifer Diederich Fall 2012 Field Report

Project Runway Season 5 designer, Jennifer Diederich presented her Fall 2012 collection on February 12th and BPR field reporter, Jes Switaj sends us this report - thanks Jes!

On Sunday evening I attended the presentation of Suite - Fall 2012 collection by Jennifer Diederich. It was held in an intimate studio location in Soho. Cocktails were mixed during the event by Brooklyn Sodaworks, who conjured up delicious mimosa spin-offs with their grapefruit & basil soda + champagne. Fellow S5 contestant Wesley Nault was also in attendance.

The Suite collection was chic, tailored and charmingly feminine. Jen describes it as “inspired by a girl who feels as graceful as Audrey Hepburn on the inside and yet is clumsy and a little bit of a mess on the outside.” The collection was styled with a touch of Clark Kent (day looks) vs. Superman (night) in mind, and indeed each model definitely gave an air of chic, if not secretive, empowerment.

The girls were whimsically poised atop a colorful mini cityscape with flyaway hair and no-nonsense heels. The main colors of the collection were navy, vanilla, royal blue and light grey, with touches of metallic. Pieces included a delicately crafted chiffon blouse and dress in an adorable handwriting print, a gorgeous blue party dress in lush silk wool, a super cute wool coat with fabric paper airplanes flying from the pockets and a winsome sheath dress made in a subtly metallic cloud patterned brocade.

Overall the collection was finely tailored and delightfully girlish with a healthy dose of vintage charm. Congratulations Jen!

Also, don’t forget to pick up your own original, handmade Suite design at Suite.

Jennifer and Jes