Great ex­pec­ta­tions

How to nail new sea­son event dress­ing. Com­bine English ec­cen­tric­ity with a dash of Sloaney drama. Mix well.

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As if plucked straight out of Miss Hav­isham’s closet, del­i­cate and lan­guid, slightly campy sep­a­rates make a con­vinc­ing case for ro­man­tic nos­tal­gia this sea­son. Faded el­e­gance and a sort of hand-medown ec­cen­tric­ity found in lace and vel­vet, mixed with botan­i­cal prints, flut­ter­ing day dresses and es­tate-in­spired cos­tume jew­els cre­ate the per­fect bal­ance of deca­dence for all those spe­cial trans-sea­sonal oc­ca­sions. As tem­per­a­tures grad­u­ally be­gin to cool, it’s an op­por­tu­nity to add a few more in­ter­est­ing lay­ers into the mix — think sheer tights (or ones in a print or lace if you’re feel­ing ad­ven­tur­ous) or spe­cial cardi­gans that segue eas­ily into af­ter-five ac­tiv­i­ties. It’s aris­to­cratic ladies with a wicked streak — Luisa Casati, Daisy Fel­lowes and Princess Mar­garet con­jure up plenty of in­spi­ra­tion; their ir­rev­er­ent view on tra­di­tional dress­ing and el­e­gance made heads turns as they com­bined whimsy and drama into one knock­out look. It’s a mea­sured ap­proach to event dress­ing that will see you through the height of win­ter.

Al­tuz­zarra Pre Fall 2018.

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