Gap Spring/Summer '11 Preview

Soft utility and a sophisticated palette from the all-American label

Gap’s Spring/Summer ’11 collection continued where Fall left off – with a focus on great-fitting trousers, polished tops and utility accents. For this season, the tailoring was more relaxed, and the colourway soft and  sophisticated .  There were plenty of versatile toppers as well, like the khaki cropped parka, and the blush draped trench. It was great to see wearable separates pulled together in a smart and polished way, with a little help from the sweet bow belts and textured bags. We also noted that Pierre Hardy will be collaborating with the label again – this time with an assortment of chunky-heeled pumps with coral and navy accents.

Editor’s Picks:

Associate Fashion Editor, Fiona Green. Gap SS11 picks up on Spring’s utility-chic trend, notably in my top pick from the collection, this pale violet blouse. I love to see women swapping out their basic t-shirts for a more polished button-up shirt, made all the more effortless in appearance sans collar.

Assistant Fashion Editor, Dane Tredway. The accessories were a standout, and really complimented the collection well. I loved how the textured leather bags picked up on the crinkle fabrics with that worn-in feel, but were soften in pale pink and earthly mocha.