Stomp this season’s competition with a pair of ultra-fierce knee boots. A key piece on the SS15 runways, they added a tough edge to chiffon layers at Alexander McQueen and lace blouses at Givenchy. These are usually paired with a romantic black gown for a sensual take on after-dark dressing.
Who: The French fashion house was founded in 1912 by Madeleine Vionnet, who created the bias-cut goddess silhouette of the ’30s.
Why now: Kazak entrepreneur Goga Ashkenazi took the helm of the relaunched label in 2012 – the perfect woman to nail SS15’s strong/soft mood.
Hot pieces: Madame Vionnet-inspired Grecian gowns with warrior-style waist-cinchers.
All about the woman: Ashkenazi has many strings to her bow; she created her own oil and gas empire before rejuvenating Vionnet.
A flowing, floor-skimming dress makes for an empowering silhouette. It is a timeless piece of clothing that will forever be celebrated. Look to Jason Wu’s elegant silk-satin option: though strong in its simplicity, the backless sculpted bodice and fluid skirt ensure it is the stuff of fashion legend.
You’ll feel like a Greek Goddess this season with a golden headpiece. Sprinkled with crystals, Oscar de la Renta’s ethereal hairband looks wrought from a laurel wreath, while Eugenia Kim’s starfish design is a gilty treasure. The perfect way to add a fresh note to tough-luxe separates or an LBD.
Source: Net A Porter