Mel chan­nels May­fair

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Fashion - with Desmond Eddy

WHEELS & Doll­baby has in­tro­duced sum­mer 2017 col­lec­tion La May­fair Af­fair, in­spired by WA de­signer Me­lanie Green­smith’s time in May­fair.

The new range is rich in op­u­lent 1930s sil­hou­ettes, dusty rose se­quins, ro­man­tic ro­coco ac­cents rem­i­nis­cent of Marie An­toinette, and charm­ing pas­tel satins printed with or­na­men­tal fil­i­gree de­tails.

The blue of the La May­fair print is di­rectly in­flu­enced by a pair of highly cov­eted 18th cen­tury Har­le­quin vases.

Del­i­cate pea­cocks perched on or­na­men­tal fil­i­gree and in­tri­cate lat­tice­work are in­ter­wo­ven in the charm­ing newsea­son print de­sign.

High­lights from the col­lec­tion in­clude the show-stop­ping rouge Down­town Gown, the 1930s-in­spired Clar­idge’s dress, the Swarovski crys­talfin­ished El­e­gance dress and the highly cov­eted Marie An­toinette crème em­broi­dered cardi­gan.

“I drew in­spi­ra­tion from my time in May­fair, from the chimes of nearby church bells that her­ald the hour, to the stately ar­chi­tec­ture,” Green­smith said of the Lon­don vibe.

“Sip­ping cock­tails at Clar­idge’s Ho­tel and a sexy af­ter­noon with fa­mous por­trait artist David Down­town.

“I felt the soft­ness of rosy pink and blue colours, and the glam­our of se­quins, were the per­fect colour pal­ette for my sum­mer col­lec­tion and de­picted the story of May­fair Af­fair.”

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