Summer to me has always spelled a caviar slurry of sorts – sun-kissed skin, pristine white beaches and a closet which combines effortless style with utilitarian comfort. Travel not only opens your mind but also your heart. If the sunny California is about the sunshine and a gluten-free lifestyle, Bali resonates with boho beads and statement embroideries.
Inspired by my myriad travels over the years, I embarked on creating a collection, which was a pastiche of dainty florals, soft pastels and dazzling sequins.
Titled, A Lemon Wedge, I reimagined summery dresses which take you from a beach party to a night out in town. Adding a hint of toughness to the soft and fluid silhouettes, I also toyed with the now-trending souvenir bomber jackets. The statement exaggerated taffeta bows are having a moment right now and it was hard for me not to fall for their old world charm hook, line and sniker.
On my mood-board was a nomad, who likes to live The Good Life. She’s a bold and confident personality, who’s not averse to rocking ruffled tulle skirts and shimmying the night away in tasseled metallic skirts. Giving multiple options to mix and match, I also thought of peppering the collection with a bouquet of flouncy shirts.
Go bold or go home seems to be the mantra this season. Hence came in the colour blocked asymmetrical hemline dresses and flirty play suits. The voluminous flared skirts with nipped waistlines can also be worked in office scenario with right styling tweaks. Other highlights of this offering are zipper shirts and knife pleat dresses, which will add fun to any party ensemble.
Don’t be shy to embrace the exaggerated sleeves and go all out and accent your ensembles with statement brooches and appliqués, which I have introduced this season. One couldn’t go wrong with the breathable mul, lace and silk in the unforgiving sun.
As you get set to pack for your Saint Tropez vacay, complete your closet with MM’s bold hues – from citrus lemons to Green Apples and from Lavender to the Millennium Pink.
A Lemon Wedge is an ode to today’s quintessential millennial, who are rule breakers and make their own style rules.
Savour this sartorial cocktail as you plan your summer vacations.