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AN INVITATION: OCCASIONWEAR IN PARIS

10.04.15

Shot on the picturesque streets of Paris, our occasionwear edit channels a romantic mood that’s set to inspire your outfit choices come event season.

The newest take on power dressing is a sharply tailored jumpsuit. Sleek lines and metallic accents will emphasise the modern sensibility and make for all-in-one elegance.

For a touch of the exotic, opt for graphic animal prints and splices of saturated colour. Styled with a box clutch, it’s your route to stand-out invitation style.

The allure of white lace is everlasting. Sculptural scalloped edging and chiffon panelling bring the classic fabric firmly into the now.

Sheer compositions and splices of metallic detailing give go-to separates new verve. Team a shimmer-effect top with a cut-out skirt for a modern mix.

Palette-cleansing hues transform suiting into something wholly relevant for summer. Anchor the season's white on white trend with a strappy black sandal.

Whisper-weight fabrics and balletic silhouettes create uncompromising femininity. Complement the look with delicate fine jewellery and natural make-up.

Dappled monochrome works year-round, but applied to strapless silhouettes it’s given a dressed-up slant that’s perfectly suited to the summer calendar.

A floor-sweeping gown in a rich red hue will channel the true romance of event season. Off-set fluid layering with a high-shine cuff to really amp up the octane.

Make a longline blazer your calling card for a modern twist on mannish styling. Worn as part of an all-black suit, it’s a polished 18-hour option.

For a trend-focussed alternative, balance the proportion of a chic mini-length playsuit with a boxy double-breasted blazer. Towering stilettos will add a dose of grown-up glamour.

Timeless style comes in the form of a silk maxi dress. Drape an oversized blazer across your shoulders for a directional look that retains the utmost elegance.

Leave the traditional rules of event dressing behind and treat it as an elevated take on your personal style. A statement accessory or slash of red lipstick will lend a personal touch.

The attention is in the detail of a considered look. Slip a decorative tie pin into the collar of a silk shirt for a borrowed-from-the-boys twist.

Crochet’s tactile sensibility will bring new depth to structured tailoring. Juxtapose playful shorts with a sharp blazer to lend the look just the right amount of polish.