Ben de Lisi for Principles, Spring 2011
Just before the official catwalk season kicked off, Debenhams held a special preview at The Haymarket hotel of Ben de Lisi's latest collection for Principles. The store was one of the victims of the credit crunch and has since been revived by the department store with a fresh, new, mature feel. Ben relaunched the range last Winter and it was a huge success. I got a preview of the Spring 2011 collection and it is very chic. He explained that it was inspired by, "an Upper East Side girl waiting for a helicopter to the Hamptons". It was very ladylike with classic tailoring and accessories. There were a few poolside pieces like tiny hot pants and bikinis along with smart daywear like waist cinched dresses and double breasted macs. Click through to see pieces from the collection.