Just because fashion weeks are over doesn’t mean that we’ve seen everything that S/S '11 has to offer. Not by a long shot. This week we were treated to the new Gap collection with a presentation (followed by delicious light supper) in London. And once again Patrick Robinson and his team have come up trumps and delivered a collection full of pieces we have already added to our summer shopping list. Muted colours, perfect trousers, ideal tees (you know the ones – those that are just sheer enough), indigo denim (all we want for Christmas), and skirts and shift dresses that wouldn’t be out of place on the Jil Sander catwalk.
Then there are the shoes. Again. Pierre Hardy has gone feminine for S/S '11 by designing pointy-toe Mary-Janes with a block heel, which looked as good with jeans as they did with a soft summer dress. It felt fresh, sexy and sophisticated. Patrick explained that the collection was designed with the idea that Gap girls now dress for all eventualities – whether that be a day at the office followed by an all-nighter, or work followed by dinner with the in-laws. We also found out that one of our favourite jackets, a boxy beige number, is made from a jersey fabric, which means you can scrunch it up in your bag and it will look as good as new when you pull it out for the taxi ride home. Plus, not one piece is more than £80. Oh Gap, our summer needs you!