Yesterday was May Day and that means it’s officially spring. I have celebrated by carefully sifting the couture web for the best of this season’s inspirations. Some of the dresses cost more than my current yearly income, but as Oscar Wilde said, “We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.” Or, avant-garde organza.
Below is a selection of the most fun, fantastic or fashion-forward pieces I’ve found. I will do a post of more affordable fashion soon. In the meantime – enjoy!
Delpozo embellished faille and organza gown £6,500
Inspired by the work of artist Josef Albers, this gown plays with the traditional prom dress form by adding a quirky modern design of conch shells. Keep make up and hair very simple, perhaps a bun and neutral tones on your face so that the dress rightly claims the centre of attention.
Ashish Sequined silk-georgette gown £2,520
This sequined dress drapes ravishingly over the body thanks to its bias cut. It is both luxe and provocative.
Halston Heritage Cross front plissé-chiffon gown £520
This delightful gown is demure yet whimsical, in a fresh mint green. Perfect for outdoor events.
Arme de L’Amour Rose gold-plated ear cuff £140
3. Lulu Guinness black lips Perspex clutch £245
Three eye-catching items create a tough yet playful look, with Junya Watanabe’s futuristic structured jacket and the sugary orange spikes of the pumps showing the best of modern innovation. Wear with a simple white tee and black jeans to let what’s on top do the talking.
1. Splendid wilder washed-chambray jumpsuit £340
A casual denim jumpsuit is the perfect foil for these daring and wild accessories: the Spring 15 collection sunglasses that will no doubt attract imitators and the surreal fun of the Louboutin “mirage” heel.
2. Finds + Wouters & Hendrix gold-plated necklace £145
3. Alexander McQueen The Heroine textured-leather tote £1,595