Models walk the runway at the L.A.M.B. Spring 2011 fashion show. Photos: Frazer Harrison, Getty Images for IMG


DESIGNER: L.A.M.B.

INSPIRATION
: Classic Gwen Stefani style mixed with African influences

TOP LOOKS:
Strapless African-print dress with bustier top and ruffle skirt; one-shoulder tiered African-print dress with fanned-out shoulder; tailored gray-blue suit with pleat-front pants paired with African-print crop top

ACCESSORIES:
African-print weekend bags, leopard-print shoulder bags, strappy platform heels with braided and raffia detailing; chunky and bright African-bead necklaces.

WHO WAS THERE:
Gavin Rossdale with son Kingston on his lap, Mel B., Debbie Harry, Omarion, Christian Siriano, Russell Simmons

WHAT WE THOUGHT:
A stellar end to the Spring 2011 shows, Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B. presentation woke up jaded editors with both a killer reggae-theme soundtrack (Sean Paul, M.I.A., Santogold) and a vibrant collection to match.

With husband Gavin Rossdale and son Kingston sitting front-row, Stefani delivered an African-inspired collection that banked on bright wax-block prints splashed on everything from minidresses and crop tops to trousers and drop-crotch jumpers.

Mixed in with the Africa theme were a few tailored suits and pieces reflecting Stefani's own decade-old signature style, including midriff-baring tops, lots of punk plaids, and oversize fold-over pants.

While the collection started stronger than it ended, the showing overall -- and no doubt the thumping beats, the knowledge that this was the last show of the week, and seeing uber-adorable Kingston run to his mother during her finale walk -- had attendees (especially us) leaving with smiles on their faces.

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