Mel channels Mayfair
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.”