London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017
Designer: Rocky Star
Title: Shringara

Titled Shringara, meaning love and beauty, the collection celebrates love and its many moods by bringing together decorative prints, handcrafted textiles and opulent embroideries. It is a modern take on a woman adorning herself as she waits for her love to come.

Colour palette is shades of grey, forest greens and light pastels.

The light pastels of pink and blue represent and embrace her feelings of joy.

Whilst grey and green represent her feelings of fear as she makes her trepid journey through the dark forest to her love.

She prepares to face those fears as she dons a warrior-like waistcoat with broad cap shoulders and a patchwork camouflage to blend in with her forest surroundings.

Fluid georgettes and chiffons highlight the romanticism of the collection, whilst voluminous silhouettes are a coalition of beauty and drama.


Our choices for a Day at the Races are:

Aintree Grand National Festival Ladies’ Day – It’s all about high glamour for the Aintree lady and this simple shift dress has it in abundance. Heavily embellished with a sequined floral pattern of carnations on a sequined striped background. The high boat neckline complements the short and fashionable asymmetric hemline. Completing the look are matching embellished ankle strap sandals. Fairy-like headdress and drop earrings are by Amrapali Jewellery.

Newmarket Guineas or Epsom Derby – No need for bling as the eye-catching print on this sheath dress is a collage of gems and jewels sparkling amongst small woodland flowers and large pink carnations. The carnations follow the edge of the asymmetric hemline and form a garland around the neck giving the fashionable ruffle a floral appliqué twist. The bright cotton candy pink shows that you don’t have to wear primary colours to be bold. Adding a touch of bling to the look are the embellished ankle straps and matching clutch bag.

Royal Ascot – Fashionably chic with high ruffled neckline and the on trend voluminous and diaphanous Bishop sleeves.

Glorious Goodwood or York Ebor – the romantic pleated chiffon top and midi flounce skirt in baby blue are given a sharper and edgier look with the warrior-style waistcoat.

Jewellery by Amrapali

Photography: Simon Armstrong

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