Limedrop: quirky and caped

The back of Limedrop’s opening dress had me at hello. Where your normal short sleeve would finish, theirs flowed back into waist length free-flowing flaps of fabric that I can only describe as miniature capes. Where these caped backs appeared on tops, you’d do well to also take heed of the styling – they work particularly well when balanced against the slim jersey pencil skirts they were paired with on the MSFW (Melbourne fashion week) runway.

As far as tail hems go, Limedrop’s billowing takes are some of the best. Whether full dresses or button-up shirts casually tucked into hot pants in front and left flowing at the back, the movement of the pieces is light, breezy and inherently charming.

When it comes to menswear Limedrop always mix things up. For spring 2011 there’s a holiday feel to the collarless shirts, quirky prints, and one metallic gold blazer that steers well clear of feeling ‘glam’ by its pairing with casual striped shorts.

You can view the full Limedrop spring 2011 collection as shown at Australia Fashion Week by following that link; or for photos of last night’s MSFW show click on the thumbnails above.