MFW19 Day 2 - Coccolily Flaunts Its Feminine Signature Style

Semaine de Mode Montréal 19
Silvia Di Iorio
I was very excited to see the new designs that Naana Tennachie Yankey has created for Coccolily’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection. How could I not be? Viewing the new collection was like watching my dream wardrobe for next summer emerge onto the runway one by one.

 

It began with a sequence of photos that displayed Ghanaian World Cup soccer stars, which was fitting considering that FIFA sponsored the show. Naana has great pride in her native country and wanted her roots to echo in her clothing. Hence, the lovely intro. The colors of Ghana’s flag inspired Naana to use bright colors in her collection. The Ghanaian theme blended well with Coccolily’s signature style, one that is ultimately characterized by a feminine European flair.

Coccolilly Spring/Summer 2011 MFW19

The energetic colors consisted mainly of electric blue, sunny yellow, and crimson red, and were toned down by cream-colored garments. Although, one color in particular was deemed most significant: "Did you see the blue dresses? Blue is the new black!", the designer enthusiastically revealed to me after the show.

Coccolilly Spring/Summer 2011 MFW19

Coccolily spring/summer 2011 MFW 19

Lots of dresses made their way down the runway. Some were two-toned, and most had cut-outs in the front and back bodices. The shapes and silhouettes were rather basic, but the contrasting two-toned colors, lace insets, and cut-outs made it visually interesting and edgy. All-over floral patterned fabrics enhanced the femininity of the collection even more, not to mention the turquoise shoes with flower appliqués. A strapless cream-colored bra and orange trouser shorts was among the many underwear as outerwear inspired looks.

The fabrics also unified the Ghanaian/European influences. Naana told me she opted mostly for pure, organic fabrics such as Linens and Cottons. Lace, a favorite of Coccolily, was used in a slightly new way. The designer chose 100% Cotton lace for all the lace garments, such as basic skirts and shorts.

Overall, the collection flaunted its femininity and confidence in a bold manner. Can’t expect anything less from Coccolily! Browse through www.coccolily.com for more info on the lovely Coccolily brand.

Coccolily spring/summer 2011 MFW19

Coccolily spring/summer 2011 MFW19

Photographs by Silvia and JHM via Sensation Mode

 

 

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