Wes Gordon Gives His Luxe Ladylike Sensibility A Downtown Spin

Spring 2012 marks Wes Gordon's fourth collection and the designer has expanded by offering knitwear this season and showing the biggest range of looks to date.

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Spring 2012 marks 25-year old designer Wes Gordon's fourth collection. While ladylike, this season comes with a youthful edge.
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"There's a nonchalance to whether something is day or evening," Gordon told us. That can be seen in looks like this ivory guipure lace sculpted jacket paired with silk doupioni pleated trousers.
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This nude rococo print silk organza tee shirt paired with a red etched lace print silk organza skirt is something that "looks good on everyone," Gordon says.
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A stand-out in the collection was this limestone python razor jacket.
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"I want to make luxury relevant to a younger generation," Gordon says. This keyhole sheath is embroidered with glass globes.
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"Everyday I continue to learn more about what our clients wants," Gordon says.
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Gordon also thinks about details like well placed pockets, which add a nice touch to this red silk dress.
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This is the first time Gordon has tried his hand at knitwear. One of the results: this citron silk cashmere cardigan with ivory trim.
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Several pieces in the collection had a great downtown edge like these silver lame cigarette pants.
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Gordon gave the jumpsuit a ladylike spin with this red etched lace print jumpsuit.
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Another stand-out: a houndsooth mesh embroidery jacket.
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The influence of one of Gordon's mentors, Oscar de la Renta, is evident in certain pieces in the collection, like this Prussian blue and bone stripe organdy gathered maxi skirt.
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This silk georgette scarf-tie gown, rendered in bright scarlet, was made with 25 meters of fabric so it falls on the body just so.
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Gordon collaborated with Manolo Blahnik for the first time this season. One result was this nude sandal accented with citron ribbon.
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Another shoe from Gordon's collaboration with Manolo Blahnik -- citron stripe mary janes.
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