Don’t wait till the party season to get your bling on! Henry Holland for House of Holland and Christopher Bailey for Burberry sent models out in notice-me-now dresses with unexpected shoes; Ashish, Julien MacDonald and Preen by Thornton Bregazzi were chock-full with OTT sparkles. We’re particularly smitten with Sibling’s casj take on twinkle with the uber-cool headphones and sock-and-sandals combo. Prepare to join the dazzling brigade in glistening gowns and iridescent minidresses that are spreading like fire.
Never have we lusted so much over the Victorian era. The new season’s wearable take will turn the classics into pieces you’ll wear again and again. Think sumptuous fabrics and striking silhouettes that exude drama and elegance of the eternally glorious muses of the decadent times. Leading the pack with restrained glamour are Erdem, Holly Fulton and Temperley London in hide-and-seek fabrics, modest details and a truly undeniably chic palette. We also can’t get over Roksanda’s and Simone Rocha’s discreetly stylish take on the trend.
A good trouser suit not only cuts it in the workplace but is becoming the most popular alternative come party time. The Fall/Winter’16 runways weren’t short on tremendous tailoring, from the oversize and mannish to the skinny and slinky. For the most modern update, wear your suit with a lace camisole, ruffled blouse or tons of jewels to keep the look feminine, or simply opt for in-your-face colour, cue Vivienne Westwood’s and Gareth Pugh’s bright pink and star-print version. If you fancy something basic, turn to Daks, Alexander McQueen or Barbara Casasola for the finest take from the neutral palette.
From Beyonce and JLo to Kim Kardashian, we saw some of the world’s most fearless female celebs in all their body-baring glory at the Met Gala last year. Looks like designers took note of the storied tradition and left little to the imagination for their fall collections, favouring light, sheer chiffon dresses, pants and blouses. Interpretations ran the gamut, from Mulberry’s pleated black take to Topshop Unique’s more substantial, draped imagining. Amid the artful pieces of Fleder Fleder and Sibling’s runway were bare-it-all in overall that caught our attention.
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