Some childhood things stay magical forever. If the 1980s was your decade, that magic was probably fed to you in a diet of colourful ’80s TV shows and cartoons, from pastel-coloured My Little Ponies to Rainbow Brite and her horse Starlite, who could gallop across rainbows (and, I always thought, beat any of the Little Ponies hands down in a fight). If you have a fountain of nostalgia welling up inside you at the mere mention of such ’80s classics, then the odds are in favour that you’ll also love Wildfox’s spring 2012 White Label collection. It was inspired by those very things, manifesting the ’80s cartoon magic in lavender hair, sparkling stars, lace and equine prints; proving that our inner child is always there inside us.
Perhaps I’ll leave it to the designers to explain it best:
As 28 year old women, we might not be able to play with Barbies and Rainbow Brite, or create fantasy worlds in plastic castles on the floor, but we can do all those grown up things we dreamed of when we were little girls.
We can wear a lavender mini dress with flouncy sleeves and sparkling stars, we can kiss boys and run down the beach at night, we can fall asleep on the sofa with all our girlfriends watching 80’s movies, we can wear high heels and have wild adventures and, if we want, we can see the world.
The things we lose are not really lost, they shaped us growing up and still exist as fairy tales waiting to come true.
Via. You can view the full White Label look book from Wildfox at the gallery above.