Versatility is the key to sharp suits and coats cut along
beautifully architectural lines - this season featuring a
striking yet subtle cross motif - teamed with separates-with-a-twist
in sensuous, luxurious fabrics. A refreshing no-black palette
sees the truest deep red or the perfect shade of camel working
imaginatively with damson, bright pink or beechnut brown-
but, of course, if you really want black, you can have it.
cranberry, wool crepe trouser suit, lined with fuchsia pink,
is office-and-beyond elegant, partnered with a satiny silk
blouse or shirt in damson. A precisely tailored classic coat
- car-coat or full length - in camel or silvery-charcoal sits
smart over a beechnut brown silk blouse and streamlined wool
trousers. Houndstooth gets glossy and glamorous in a sleek
cranberry and silver-grey shirtdress. A super-fine, grey wool
houndstooth bias-cut shell top with 'come hither' neckline
fits neatly atop a matching bias-cut skirt. All you have to
do is mix it all to your taste and amp it up with accessories
to create new, wholly individual looks.
Luscious, lustrous fabrics including silk, satin, taffeta and chiffon are dipped into a palette of vibrant fruit and flower hues such as deep damson, bilberry, dazzling lime, African violet and creamy camellia. Ultra-feminine, bias-cut crepe or silk dresses - below-the-knee, ballerina, whatever length you prefer and featuring sleeve variations from asymmetric to strappy to sequinned to slashed - are delightfully simple or delicately layered with gossamer chiffon overlays, or sweet little ruffle-edged jackets.
A sizzling cranberry crepe halter-dress with pink shot satin bow at the nape of the neck is coolly cocktail, while flashes of fine, sheer silvery chainmail - in asymmetric or 'come hither' style tops - are the perfect foil to a darkest damson taffeta fishtail skirt or parallel bilberry wool pants. A serene, svelte, rich cream crepe column of a gown with softly scooped neckline that falls with a hint of a train where it hits ballroom floor or church aisle works with or without a creamy organza cap sleeved bolero with languidly undulating, tapered hem.
Looking good, feeling together - nothing propels you through your professional and personal life like it. Choice is simply not enough, finding exactly the right thing to wear - exactly the way you want to wear it - is. Clariscia Gill's cool, contemporary, flexible approach could be just what you've been looking for.