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Clover Canyon Fall 2014: Celtic enchantment

Robes are an intriguing alternative to a jacket

Robes are an intriguing alternative to a jacket or blazer at the Clover Canyon show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 at The Pavilion at Lincoln Center on Feb 12, 2014. Credit: Getty Images / Jemal Countess

The inspiration: In a word—Ireland.  Clover Canyon's program notes featured a poem by William Butler Yeats (“Faeries, come take me out of this dull world / For I would ride with you upon the wind…”) and praised the greenest of greens, the country spires and the stouthearted spirit of the Irish. No wonder the line is called Celtic Enchantment.


The vibe:  Electric. This label is always high-charged, given its signature digital mash-ups of photo print designs. And talk about colorful—Clover packs more color into a season than Crayola.


The lust-o-meter:  A Celtic plaid slip dress looked great under a net layer of embroidered tulle. And a Book of Kells dress has what looked like shards of photos sprinkled across the fabric, depicting emerald hills and flowers on the heath.


Hmmm...:  Here's something new--a series of robes in glittery, colorful plaids looked comfy, and an intriguing alternative to a jacket or blazer.  “There’s a touch of Oscar Wilde in this season’s shawl-collared robes, isn’t there?” the label asked in the program.


Our take:  This line is not for the shy (or those suffering astigmatism), but for all you pattern divas out there, this is the label that’s setting a new standard for fun, inventive, unexpected new prints. 



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