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Sass & Bide Spring 2012 Runway Review

In the upper reception area of the Royal Opera house, Sass & Bide designers Heidi Middleton and Sarah-Jane Clarke showed a relatively small collection of embellished separates. The venue may have been pure class but the collection was lacking. It was inspired by athletic cuts but executed in luxurious fabrications. Cashmere, leather, and suede were paired with shimmering metallics and multicolored embellishments. The collection started off somewhat weak with a mélange of polka dots and mish-mashed fabrics but it got much better with time. From the moment an orange mullet dress with an embellished miniskirt underneath came out it was clear the collection was at a turning point.

What followed was a group of intricately detailed but undeniably wearable looks perfect for spring. These are not for the faint of heart but if you can handle bright pops of neon it would be a great statement piece to add to your wardrobe. Another section that featured large polka dots was a misstep but the collection finished with a group of white and black looks with a more structured aesthetic. As a whole, the collection was not very cohesive but broken down, there were some fantastic pieces.