I don't really follow fashion design very closely. After years of not being partcularly inspired by what I saw on runways (and by the knowledge I wasn't the audience for these designers' visions anyway, as I could neither fit nor afford their clothing), and having already a general cussedness that doesn't want anyone telling me what I should wear, I lost interest. I am way more inspired by the way ordinary people on the street wear clothing--how they interpret the trends.
That said, I do appreciate the inspiration designers can provide, and I've often been inspired by looks that I could not necessarily purchase for myself. And when I saw the above photo of the Colenimo autumn and winter 2011 collection posted by MissMoss on her Tumblr, I felt inspired! There's definitely a classic, vintage feeling here, but very clean and modern, too. I love the faux suspenders on the tops, the wonderful pants, the collars...even the skirt lengths! And the color palette. Gray, navy, and mustard, mmmm.
You can see much more of this collection at Honey Kennedy's blog, who originally posted it.
You can also see more on the Colenimo website. I loved these looks (another great hat!) from the spring/summer 2011 collection. Sadly, it doesn't seem Colenimo is currently available to US buyers to purchase, but there may be an online store come August.
(By the way, I realize I'm probably the millionth blogger to post about this collection and about Colenimo. If you've already seen these images umpteen times, I apologize, and can only blame my general designer-blindness!)