FEATURES

DRESSED TO KILL

31.10.14

With the party season and its whirl of festive events upon us, it’s time to embrace the midnight hour and reach for dazzling after-dark ensembles. From filigree lace gowns in saturated shades, to cleanly-cut jumpsuits and androgynous separates, our Dressed To Kill feature celebrates the art of dressing up.

THE NEW BLACK

 It’s easy to see why the Little Black Dress’ appeal lives on; it’s the ultimate eveningwear icon.

SEPARATE WAYS

 Effortless yet simmering with sensuality, sharply-cut separates make the most perfect pairing.

PRECIOUS METAL

 Why confine metallic finishes to your accessories? For AW14, the metallic dress takes centre stage.

SHINE ON

 Beaded, sequinned, tasselled or bejewelled, catch the light and shine on in light-effusing partywear.

MAXIMUM IMPACT

 In a dramatic floor-skimming black maxi dress you can’t fail to make the most elegant of impressions.

Jump To It

Flout convention with the enthralling combination of a clean-cut jumpsuit and skyscraper heels.

Scarlet Siren

Romance is reinvented in sheer floral lace, languid layers and figure-skimming silhouettes.

Tempting Texture

Wrap yourself in swathes of glossy black shearling for the last word in luxury.

As Darkness Falls

Embrace your sultry side in this season’s reveal-and-conceal eveningwear.

Go Wild

Slip into a floor-sweeping gown offset by exotic motifs and feminine micro pleats.

Black Out

A seductive lace gown requires no further adornment - keep hair and make up to a sleek minimum.

Monochrome Moment

Sharpen your look with a metallic-flecked coat in timeless black and white hues.

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About the Shoot

As the evenings draw in, welcome a new-found chance to shine in the most captivating party pieces. Whether you’re in search of a high-impact cocktail dress for a star-studded party, a precision-cut jumpsuit for a late night soirée, or a show-stopping gown to welcome the New Year in style, we have dedicated our Dressed To Kill feature to our most exquisite evening attire.

As winter ushers in a new spirit of nostalgic romance – with the promise of unforgettable nights stretched ahead – the temptation to update your after-dark portfolio comes to the fore. What better time to indulge in a glossy shearling coat shrugged nonchalantly over a silk camisole, or a fluid silk dress offset by vertiginous heels? These are the staples you simply have to own, no matter the occasion.

Scattered throughout the collection are vintage-inspired accents and decadent flourishes; each opulent detail denoting an air of old world glamour. Precision-cut tailoring and sheer separates speak of the minimal ‘90s, while embellished LBDs and tactile cover-ups reference 1930s elegance. These are the trophy pieces that call for moments of drama and intrigue.

With long, dark nights offering the perfect backdrop to our most decorative pieces – metallic trims and gilded jewels send starbursts of light as you move – now is the time to dress up with a whirlwind romance in mind. Quite simply, you’ll be supercharged for any glittering event; just don’t follow the casual dress code.