Elizabeth Wellington has been The Inquirer's fashion writer since December 2002. She believes that great fashion is for all people, not just the rich and wealthy. She has an eye for the new, the unusual and that which suits us all.
Creativity blossomed larger than a white water lily at this spring's end-of-year student fashion shows, where young designers sent versions of thrift-store chic and 1960s mod looks down their runways.
Pants are back. And this summer, they sure are fun: Polka dots pop on skinny cotton trousers. Denim bottoms are chic yet loud in funky blue toile prints (yes, like your grandmother's china patterns). Pucci-inspired designs turn wide-legged pull-ups into breezy works of art.