As the season’s start to shift from the height of summer into something a little darker, so does the occasionwear dress code. Take note of this new directive and invest in hero items that feel right for now, from the fanciful glamour of lace to more structured tailoring separates. Discover your inspiration as we take to the streets of Nice to shoot our latest editorial; By Invite Only.
We define the new-season looks that promise to set a sophisticated tone for your next invite-only event
Palette-cleansing neutrals become anything but ordinary when imagined in conceptual cuts. Enter the fashion insiders’ continued favourite; the off the shoulder neckline. Dramatically showcasing a splice of skin whilst remaining altogether sophisticated, a bare-shouldered, wide-legged jumpsuit fuses a modern aesthetic with something a little more pared-back.
THE ULTIMATE POWER PAIRING
Perennially in style and refreshingly straight-forward, the black dress becomes ever-more appropriate as we make the transition into cooler months. Lace and metallics make for a failsafe power pairing so offset an intricately patterned piece with accessories that shine to add a dose of glamour to your look.
AN ARTFUL TWIST
Prints that conjure memories of summer but nod to what lies ahead will inspire an artful take on event dressing and when applied to floor-sweeping silhouettes, they feel somewhat romantic. Style them with structured separates to ground the look, resulting in something that, whilst ethereal, is surprisingly eye-catching.
WHEN TAILORING MEETS SENSUALITY
A flourish of dramatic detailing will give even the most classic of silhouettes an instant edge and when tailoring meets sensuality, the result is something striking yet effortless. This season’s hero jumpsuit comes adorned with graphic sheer lace and when worn in splendid isolation, it makes the strongest statement. Simply add the most timeless of point-toe heels to capture evening elegance at its best.
A MASTERFUL MIX
No occasionwear wardrobe is complete without a single trophy piece and this season’s answer is a punchy patterned dress. An ode to the art of creativity, the rich, devoré fabrication used across the collection channels a masterful mix of colour and pattern in AW17’s best-loved hue; red.
The double-breasted blazer has long since lost its masculine, 1980s reputation and has become something of a womenswear hero of late. Perfectly proportioned, imagined in a soft dove-grey hue and teamed with a coordinating slim-leg trouser, this striking ensemble presents a feminine take on power dressing that translates beautifully to invite-only events.
A knife-pleat midi skirt goes hand in hand with a dreamy mix of comfort, style and versatility and not only does it work for day when styled simply, but it’s the ultimate in effortless chic when it comes to event season. The elevation is in the styling so offset the straight lines of the pleat with the season’s tactile ruffles and add a touch of metallic beading to dial up the glamour.