World ‘House Work Makes You Ugly’ S/S 09/10 Collection Review

worldshouldersWorld’s latest collection is called “House Work Makes You Ugly.” Can I get an amen to that? Seriously, while house work can and will make you ugly, World’s SS 09/10 collection will certainly not.

This collection truly resonates with me not only because its title has become my newest futile excuse to evading domestic chores but because it is literally chock full of things I adore.

First up, it’s all about the shoulders. Having featured prominently on the international runways of Fall 2009, it is no surprise that the mean, lean, sculpted shoulder should find itself in World’s newest ensembles. The strong shoulder look is given several treatments from puffed satin to jutting sequined capped sleeves.

worldshouldersjpgYes, there is a lot of puffery going on in House Work Makes You Ugly and I mean this in the nicest sense possible for I am a huge advocate of volume. World proves that sometimes bigger is better with articles such as sequined harem pants and bubble hems on both dresses and skirts.

Also, ever feel like you can’t decide between a brown pair of pants and a black pair? Well, with House Work Makes You Ugly, you can have both… sort of. One leg is brown and one leg is black. The idea is simple enough but the effect is really quite interesting. And to think that I’ve been wearing monochromatic pants all these years!

worldbrownandblackpantsOverall, colour blocking is a major motif in this collection and has an altogether cheery effect. While I adore the juxtaposition of bright clashing colours, I find myself more drawn towards the blocking of more subdued, darker hues as seen on this beautiful black and grey jacket. Another delicious specimen of colour blocking is this coat, which has me strangely craving popsicles.

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And of course no World collection would be complete without some crazy awesome bowties. I am in love with the soft rose-hued bowtie featured here. It is feminine, chic and due to be in my wardrobe very soon!

worldbowtieOverall, House Work Makes You Ugly is quintessentially World with vibrant colours, dazzling sequins, adventurous shapes and mouth-watering accessories. I do not hesitate in giving this collection two thumbs up and now, if you will excuse me, I have some housework to do.

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Review Written by – Kelly Jin

2 Responses to “World ‘House Work Makes You Ugly’ S/S 09/10 Collection Review”
  1. tux says:

    in love! menswear next please

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