Playing in Philip Sparks Spring Summer 2011

Playing in Philip Sparks SS11 Womenswear

There is something about playing dressup in designer samples that is just so much fun. I was playing with Jeremy Laing a few days ago and now it’s Philip Sparks turn. Excitement was the only way to describe how I felt when I learned that Philip was creating a women’s line. I had to sit on this information for months. I was part of a group of women that Philip talked to while developing his line. We saw fabric samples, patterns and even tried on muslins. Amazingly no one said anything during those agonizing months until Brill Communications released the information to the industry’s surprise.

Playing in Philip Sparks SS11 Womenswear

I stopped by the studio on the weekend to chill out, eat cheeseball and drink holiday punch. As soon as I realized that some of the collection was available, I had to play dress-up.

Playing in Philip Sparks SS11 Womenswear

So much good stuff in this collection. Great colours, prints and silhouettes.   It’s going to be a Philip Sparks summer.

Playing in Philip Sparks SS11 Womenswear

Thanks for taking the photos Phil.

By Anita Clarke

Anita Clarke is an Engineering Storyteller and the founder of the fashion blog “I want – I got.” She was one of the first and most prominent online fashion writers in Toronto and Canada.