Asymmetrical neck- and hem lines reign supreme, while skirts are kept to the über-flattering (and extremely hot right now) mid calf length. Luxe fabrics in muted colours give the collection a grown-up feel. Ruffles and frills add volume and structure, focussing on the silhouette. The looks are all very feminine, with a subtle hint of vintage seen in the nipped in waists. As for the bags, this season heralds the return of the smaller, structured handbag – again, a nod to old-school glamour.
Spotted on several catwalks over the past two weeks, dresses embellished with small mirror fragments seem to be a new trend. Bottega Veneta put their own sophisticated spin on the look with their midnight blue ankle length gown that’s just dying to be worn at a party.
Stand out piece? A black kimono style calf length dress that calls to mind the chic Italian lady sitting drinking coffee outside a café.
Contributor: Lydia Winter