Clements Ribeiro – AW11
Written By Emily Jerman, on February 20, 2011
After a long absence from the runway Clements Ribeiro returned for a second season at London Fashion Week. Famed for the beautifully adorned cashmere and prints, the duo are the first to admit that it is textures and pattern, rather than cut, which excites them. The title of the show Romance Darkly was explained with the beautifully printed silk dress and skirts whose damask patterns melted into a leopard print at the top and bottom,the shirts with ruff collars and the richly embroidered quilted jacket. The grown up lady like mid lengths were complimented by stacked platform heels by Charlotte Olympia, a great collaboration. Darkness fell towards the end and was emphatic with jet black beading on black lace or fringing in a cashmere dress.