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Candela S/S 2013

Candela's spring/summer collection is full of romantic lace dresses destined for lingering evenings and bare toes buried in sand. The lookbook images evoke the legend of The Lady of Shalott floating towards Camelot and perishing before reaching her goal. Designer Gabriela Perezutti grew up on a ranch in Uruguay and her style draws on those equestrian and gaucho roots. Yet mixed with modern silhouettes and finished in soft, nearly blush-toned dresses everything this season reads Pre-Raphaelite heroine (to me at least)...
"Willows whiten, aspens quiver,
Little breezes dusk and shiver
 Thro' the wave that runs for ever
 By the island in the river
 Flowing down to Camelot.
 Four gray walls, and four gray towers,
 Overlook a space of flowers,
 And the silent isle imbowers
 The Lady of Shalott."
*poem by Tennyson