David Dixon travels the world for his spring 2010 collection

David Dixon travels the world for his spring 2010 collection

A look from David Dixon's spring collection (Photo by Jenna Marie Wakani) 

David Dixon designs nice clothes for nice women. This season, that woman is a world traveller. In the collection notes, he writes, “I sought out concepts from as far away as India, Spain, France and Scotland. It was important for me to create a sense of softness in the garments and braid them into this moving garden of clothes.” And move they did.

Fluttery, lightweight chiffon is cut into circles, adorning a dress and skirt, moving like a field of tall grass in the breeze as the models trotted down the runway. The same effect could be seen on frocks sequined with rectangular aluminum pieces, which shimmered under the bright lights. Volume was everywhere, especially at the hips; tulip shapes are fast becoming a Dixon signature. The looks are more mature, perhaps not surprisingly, than the ones he creates for his Barbie line, but there is youth and optimism here, and many of the pieces could be worn by mother or daughter.

See all the looks from the collection after the jump.