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May I introduce you to “Spring-spiration”

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

Delpozo embellished faille and organza gown £6,500

http://www.net-a-porter.com/gb/en/product/542305

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.

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Ashish Sequined silk-georgette gown £2,520

http://www.net-a-porter.com/gb/en/product/546121

This sequined dress drapes ravishingly over the body thanks to its bias cut. It is both luxe and provocative.

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Halston Heritage Cross front plissé-chiffon gown £520

http://www.net-a-porter.com/gb/en/product/536067

This delightful gown is demure yet whimsical, in a fresh mint green. Perfect for outdoor events.

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Alexander McQueen Kansai Kite printed silk-satin gown £3,995
Alexander McQueen Laser-cut leather sandals £695
This silk-satin kimono is inspired by Sarah Burton’s own personal collection of kimonos and features a bold black, red and blush design. The dramatic slashed sleeves create movement. Pair with the label’s laser cut sandals for an explosively chic look.
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Marchesa Notte Embellished metallic brocade gown £1,470

Arme de L’Amour Rose gold-plated ear cuff £140

This stunning metallic brocade gown is embellished with beads, sequins and 3D fringed floral appliqués for a truly awe-inspiring look. It needs no embellishment save for a subtle ear cuff to add a modern twist to the classic Dior-referencing shape.
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Marchesa Notte Appliquéd tulle mini dress £730
Be sexy in this navy tulle design, with a pretty flared hem. Team with sultry eye make up and slicked back hair for an intriguing evening look.
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Alexander McQueen silk-satin gown £1,985
My favourite of this selection. Crafted in Italian silk satin, the gown is unlined for a luxurious feel and billowing movement. A lesson in old school Hollywood glamour, it needs nothing but a slick of dangerously red lipstick and loose waves a la Kim Basinger in LA Confidential.
1.Junya Watanabe Cropped faux patent-crocodile jacket £430
2.Christian Louboutin Pigalle Spikes 85 leather pumps £845

3. Lulu Guinness black lips Perspex clutch £245

http://www.luluguinness.com/clutches/all-clutches/black-perspex-lips-clutch

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

2. Christian Louboutin Vagachina 120 leather and suede mules £745

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.

1. Alexander McQueen cotton pique shirt dress £1,135
2. Acne Ilona shoes £490

2. Finds + Wouters & Hendrix gold-plated necklace £145

3. Alexander McQueen The Heroine textured-leather tote £1,595

Pleated sleeves and added drama elevate this shirt dress above the rest. Wear with Acne’s striking graphic heeled shoes, a witty necklace and a vibrant violet bag for the freshest, chicest Spring look money can buy.
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Erdem Alda guipure lace gown £4,760
A Victorian-inspired, delicate lace gown creates understated, eccentric femininity.
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Saturday Style: Couture Special

This week’s style is brought to you by the colours of spring and the watchword couture. A bulletin from Paris Fashion Week is followed by some fun designer inspirations for the turning of the seasons.

 

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Michelle Elie in a Comme des Garçons dress

 

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Solange Knowles at Carven with Malone Souliers shoes.

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Jared Leto as Karl Lagerfeld steals Kim K’s bleach thunder.

Drama and lace at Alexander McQueen.

Luxe 80s glitz at Balmain.

From left: Balenciaga, Chanel and Giambattista Valli

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Alice + Olivia Preena applique stretch cotton and tulle minidress, £610, net-a-porter.com. A witty yet ladylike piece.
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Elizabeth and James India feather-trimmed crepe cotton mini dress, £400, net-a-poter.com. This is a fairy-tale warm-weather dress, accessorise with only the most sugary of pastels and the Ryan Storer two-finger ring (see below).
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Junya Watanabe Faux-leather circle top, £875, Selfridges. The Japanese designer’s top has to be the most fun waterproof ever.
http://www.selfridges.com/en/junya-watanabe-faux-leather-circle-top_228-2000022-JOB007051/?previewAttribute=Red&_$ja=tsid:32619|prd:202819&cm_mmc=AFFIL-_-AWIN-_-202819-_-0RpXOIXA500&awc=3539_1426350282_63e57918ac83b512f67eca3df1839487&utm_source=Affiliates&utm_medium=202819&utm_term=na&utm_content=na&utm_campaign=na
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Junya Watanbe faux suede and organza top, £2,410 net-a-porter.com. This is out of stock and unlikely to be back in, but has to be included for the structural art of it. If you can find a similar top available, maybe for less money, snap it up. Your office won’t know what’s hit it when you waltz in wearing this.
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Kenzo pique mini dress, £415, net-a-porter.com. Sport luxe for warm days.
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Erdem Ama draped guipere lace skirt, £1,765, net-a-porter.com. This tropical, dramatic skirt shows guipere lace is a fabric to look out for this season.
burbeery skirt
Burberry Prorsum dip-dyed lace skirt, £695, net-a-porter.com. Pretty.
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Ryan Storer rose gold-plated Swarovski pearl two-finger ring, £140, net-a-porter.com.
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Anya Hindmarch printed twill-silk scarf, £250, net-a-porter.com.
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Burberry Prorsum cropped suede jacket with patent leather panels, £2595, net-a-porter.com. A directional statement piece in candy suede.
 http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/538736/Burberry_Prorsum/cropped-patent-leather-paneled-suede-jacket-
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Isabel Marant Jeanne plisse-leather waist belt, £850, net-a-porter.com.
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Alexander McQueen jacquard knit mini dress £1,365, net-a-porter.com
marni top
Marni draped printed silk-crepe top, £650, net-a-porter.com. The bold iris print and asymmetric draping mean this top could be paired with jeans and sandals and still provide instant chic on a relaxed spring city break.
 http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/497137/Marni/draped-printed-silk-crepe-top
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Peter Pilotto “Haze” draped jersey and silk-chiffon mix dress £1,680, net-a-porter.com. This Summer of Love-inspired dress has an artistic feel.
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Saturday Style

This week’s style is brought to you by metallics. See also Christopher Kane’s A/W 15 collection and the pink organza skirt by Asos from last week’s Saturday style.

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Kate Bosworth in Angel Sanchez this week.

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La Perla’s futuristic bikini from their Milan Fashion Week show.

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Metallic tee, £35, Asos.

http://www.asos.com/asos/asos-metallic-tee/prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=4457468&clr=Multi&SearchQuery=metallic&pgesize=204&pge=2&totalstyles=776&gridsize=3&gridrow=59&gridcolumn=2

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Tourmaline silver gypsy ring, £39, galibardy.com. Raw mineral set in sterling silver. Handmade. Incredible.

http://galibardy.com/product/raw-emerald-tourmaline-silver-gypsy-ring/

metaLLIC CLUTCH

Pink split front metallic clutch bag, £7, River Island.

http://www.riverisland.com/women/sale/bags–purses/Pink-split-front-metallic-clutch-bag-661589

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Gold sunglasses, £5.99, H&M.

http://www.hm.com/gb/product/27469?article=27469-A&cm_vc=SEARCH

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