Miguel Antoinne was inspired by the picturesque beauty and calm of thunder and lightning for the Spring 2010 collection. Incorporating sharp clean lines with bold prints and texture in beautiful harmony makes this collection a winner. Shown in a studio with wall to wall windows on a stormy day in NYC only added to the illusion and inspiration that Antoinne used.
"Thunder and lightening acted as an allegory throughout the development process influencing the design aesthetic. Thunder and lightning are often described as majestic and generally evokes stillness, but it can also be stimulating, erogenous and even uncertain at times. This epitomizes the way in which Miguel pictures style and is influenced by fashion himself."
Color palette for the collection represents the quiet before the storm. Gradient hues of blues, grays and sharp blacks are paired in contrast to whites and bold prints. Fabrics such as coated linen are cool enough to beat the summer heat but functional enough to withstand a sudden downpour.
The perfect tailoring of each suit stood out the most to me. Antoinne has the fit down to a science and I would wear 90% of the pieces shown. Favorites include all of the suits, tanks, tees, and swimsuits that walked to runway! I will definitely be rocking a Miguel Antoinne swimsuit for summer 2010!