Samantha Pleet's Spring 2011 presentation featured incredibly cute girls wearing her latest mixture of crisp preppiness with a slight edge. Her clothing always includes a smart juxtaposition of fabrics or details that are both unexpected and functional.
Samantha is a petite gal herself, and I loved that her models weren't 6 foot tall amazonian creatures. The pretty and diverse group of girls included in the presentation genuinely reflected her aesthetic. I think my favorite piece I saw that night was the chariot dress in rust red. Photos: Dossier Journal
Samantha also produced a short film starring Victoria Legrand, vocalist for the band Beach House, which premiered the night of the presentation.
The sweet film is drenched in warm sunshine with lingering close ups and blurred silhouettes. The atmospheric quality really translates the feeling of memories and the longing for a lost summer love... Much like her clothing, the film works because it draws you into the subtle things that contribute to an overall mood. They conjure up a feeling that makes you appreciate the small details and invites you to look closer.
watch the video here: