Article excerpted from stylebubble.typepad.com
I know I know – who’s looking at pretty Liberty prints when everyone is focused on black leather and slashing leggings and jeans? However, I will attempt to fashion digress regardless.
The Cacharel show in Paris last month was a 2-for-1 affair. The first half showcased the collection that Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto designed, a new direction for Cacharel that leaned towards a school uniform look, and finally the Eley Kishimoto that we’re familiar with started to shine through.
Then, to celebrate the label’s 50th birthday, dozens of models came out for a second part of the show, clad in vintage Liberty floral print shirts and dresses, and Cacharel founder Jean Bousequet came out to take a bow.
This event happened to signify the last of the Liberty print at Cacharel, as both Mark and Wakako are keen to establish a unique identity with their own prints. So as I snapped this very sweet setup which Cacharel had going on in their showroom, dedicated to the Liberty vintage prints, I suddenly remembered my own Liberty print Cacharel vest that I had saved up for in my cutesy-obsessed youth when I loved all things floral and ditzy (and still do to a certain extent…).