Wren seems to be telling a story with her 2014 pre-fall collection. A story of youthful exuberance tempered by the responsibilities of the real world, maybe. The collection is youthful, elegant, and cohesive. The youthfulness of the collection is an endearing imagery of post-teenage precociousness embodied by bared legs and arms.
The cohesiveness stems from using blue prints and patterns, which anchors the collection. But it all takes root from the lace-covered white dress, like a blank pallet. And, No matter how cliché, white still best captures and symbolizes innocence. Blue and white, one symbolizing stability, and the other innocence.
Wren, founded by LA transplant from New York Melissa Coker, has a style that’s borderline high school cutie, with a proclivity for prints, above the knee skirts, bare arms and pants with bare ankles. Melissa’s also into white or crème lace dresses.