Whistles Resort 2012 Collection Preview

Whistles Resort 2012 Collection Preview

Last month I went to an event at Selfridges to preview the upcoming Resort 2012 collection from Whistles.  The evening was hosted by the brand's CEO Jane Shepherdson and Sophie Ferguson-Jones from Grazia.

There was champagne, macarons, a NARS nail bar and a whole raft of gorgeous dresses for that in-between-seasons lull in January/February/March when the rich and fabulous jetsetters need a new wardrobe for when they travel to warmer climes.  For those who are staying put in the cold wintry months, we can still dress the part...

The first resort collection featured loose feminine tailoring, quirky pineapple prints,stripes, spots, a muted palette including black and white, high hemlines and an amazing short suit which will be high up on everyone's list in 2012.

black lace with an ostrich feather trim

I also spotted the Lydia Lace Feather Hem Dress from the current AW11 season, which is a gorgeous black cocktail dress (above) perfect for the party season.

Jane Shepherdson, far left, talking through one of her favourite pieces from the resort collection