Essence of the confident woman
KAREN MILLEN, the London fashion house, has introduced its Autumn Winter 17 collection, which captures the essence of the confident woman. The collection creates outfit solutions for her life’s every moment, from immaculate tailoring to the elusive 24-hour dress and high-octane eveningwear.
Bold and glamorous, the collection introduces two key themes: Come
Undone and Feminine Grandeur. The collection comprises silhouette-loving shapes, vivacious prints and sumptuous fabrics. Tactile velvet and faux fur also take center stage alongside opulent embroidery, power ruffles and the house’s signature detailing, while pops of red, teal, gold and magenta command attention.
Come Undone reworks softly structure silhouettes with draped liquid satins and fresh tailored cottons, folding, draping and belting, giving essential wardrobe staples a refresh. Corsetry draws the eyes to the waist on shirts, dresses and sleek tailoring, cinched with belts and shown off with reveal-andconceal cut-outs.
Graphic lines give a sport-luxe twist to grey mélange knits and fresh asymmetric one-shoulder tops, while sharp tailoring is tempered with technical fabrications and sporty elements for a thoroughly contemporary refresh.
Feminine Grandeur showcases effervescent soft frills and volume constructed from rich satins and velvet lurex jacquards – a lavish and contemporary approach to dressing up. A season of extremes, necklines are high or asymmetric, while lengths are either maxi or micro. Reminiscent of stylish days gone by, tailoring nods to the 1980s with sculptural shoulders, while a slouched drape effect takes its cue from the 1990s. the cold-shoulder remains a key look for the season, updated with one sleeve on structured party dresses, while silky-smooth faux fur offers a way to wrap up against the chill once the party’s over.
For the season’s collection, bags come quilted, studded and cross-body, in practical and pretty new proportions.
The new collections are available at Karen Millen stores. Jakarta: Plaza Senayan, Plaza Indonesia, Galeries Lafayette Pacific Place, Central Grand Indonesia, Surabaya: Tunjungan Plaza 4.