Akiko Spring

Akiko’s Spring 2010 offering is based on luscious silks in vibrant colors.  Veridis selected a limited number of pieces that really stood out in the collection and will stand out in your closet.  All are lovingly made in Los Angeles and feature details that far exceed the reasonable price point.  The chartreuse in this pleated ruffle top is the epitome of bright, happy, spring color.  The easy sleeveless top’s clear focal point is the ruffled neckline, almost mimicking rosettes in the way it is gathered.  The rest of the top is nothing to sneeze at either.  Soft pleats run down the front, while a silk belt helps define the waist.  This piece could easily be worn to the office with slacks or a skirt, or it could be partnered with a pair of dark jeans for a dressed up take on a casual ensemble.

Akiko also used that great chartreuse color on the bodice of a beautiful pleated silk dress.  Not overwhelmingly bright, she tempered the green with a navy skirt, and it works beautifully.  This dress is something else.  Pleats along the bodice and down the front of the skirt unite the look, while pockets at the hips add to its casual elegance.  Shirring and gathers at the back help make sure this one fits perfectly; adjustable spaghetti straps complete the look.  If you have a wedding to go to this summer, this is an excellent candidate.  

The last piece I picked up from Akiko this spring is a simple casual spaghetti strap top.   This silky cream number will usher you from spring all the way through summer.  A painted print in indigo adds visual interest (and hits that tribal trend on the nose), while the shirred neck and waistline keep the shape of this winner easy and breezy.  Pair it with a long skirt or cut-off shorts; this is another top that just adds to any occasion, any outfit.  Adjust the spaghetti straps to fit your shoulders perfectly.  Light, bright, beautiful spring! I can’t wait!

Oh! P.S. All of these silky, American-made beauties come in under $200!!!!!!


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