September 20th, 2005
Key Takeaways: Eclectic collection touching on a number of themes from past seasons: ethnic & embellishment, military, and nautical, to name a few.
Color Palette: Neutrals were accompanied by yellows, oranges, mint green, and forest green.
Silhouettes: The big story here was belted looks. Gwen Stefani showed a number of long straight skirts on dresses, shorts hitting at the knee.
Accessories Report: Belts were huge. Also important were slouchy boots, belted boots, knit caps, and fedoras.
What’s Wearable: We appreciated Stefani’s colorblocked drapey dresses in particular.
What’s Not Wearable: See through dresses (clearly). Or being covered in logos from head to toe. Stefani’s collection was styled theatrically for dramatic effect—if you try any of these outfits head to toe, you’ll likely come off looking more like a fashion victim than fashion forward.