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Beautiful Soul Introduce Patti Wilson film

BRITISH fashion company, Beautiful Soul launched their SS16 Patti Wilson Collection earlier this year in their quintessentially English style brimming with vintage charm, nostalgia and subtle sensuality. Named after the mother of founder of the brand, Nicola Woods, they are timeless pieces intended to be handed down from mother to daughter and cherished forever as sustainable items. Her signature blue hydrangeas and peachy pinks sing of English summers, ladybirds and the hum of gauzy wings on delicate white blossoms.

Beautiful Soul Street Style by Beautiful Soul, 2016. Photo © Nicola Woods

Day to evening wear in gorgeous floral silks comprises a romantic silhouette of softly-waisted gowns with gentle ruffles or discreetly plunging necklines. Graceful dresses in diaphanous English lace flow effortlessly and relaxed shirt-styles have luxurious silk habouti collars, deep cuffs and delicate couture details. Floral cropped tops are cut with a playful swing designed for easy layering over dresses for the perfect chic look.

 

 

by Miranda Charalambous

Photo © Nicola Woods

Kenzo Pre-Fall 2016 Collection Announced

Japanese brand Kenzo have announced their pre-fall 2016 collection. Kenzo’s creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim said of the launch, “For our women’s collection for pre-fall 2016, we were inspired by the power of women. Our woman is equally a member of an all-girl biker gang as of a group of demure urban professionals.”

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Kenzo pre-fall 2016 jacquard lacquered pants with matching double breasted cocoon coats

Leon and Lim ensured that the collection appeals to a modern woman who is not afraid of being a leader and expressing her personality through her fashion choices. Lacquered jacquard trousers with matching double breasted, origami cocoon jackets, printed indigo denims and floor-length dresses lend themselves to special occasions or days when one wants to experiment.

print separates and gold bootsKenzo pre-fall 2016 printed separates and gold ankle boots with rectangle kitten heels

For everyday staples, the collection offers pleated stretch skirts, flattering tunic tops, classic separates and jersey dresses and add a bit of luxury with mohair and cashmere knitwear. To cover up in the colder months there are shaved shearling bomber jackets with kimono sleeves, puffer maxi-jackets and patterned swing coats.

 bomber jacketsKenzo pre-fall 2016 shaved shearling bomber jackets with kimono sleeves

Main silhouette of the designs is “spacious, layered and oversized”. It furthermore carries bold colours and distinctive prints of  “graphic Tanami flowers, half stars upon stripes, rising suns and soft abstract clouds” of separates in bold colours, flattering tunic-tops, the mid-length skirts and classic jeans.

jumper with leather pants imageKenzo pre-fall 2016 graphic knitwear in mixed mohair, cashmere and wool

Japanese influences carry into the accessories range made up of belts and embroidered chest plates. The sharp graphic angles also feature in the ankle boots with distinctive rectangular kitten heels, whilst the platform ballerina flats designs have been brought out back from Kenzo design archives.

pront dress balerinas and a bagKenzo pre-fall 2016 platform ballerinas and Champ bag

The biggest treat however have been reserved for the bag lovers as Kenzo brings the Tanami flowers’clutches alongside two new designs: a rectangular leather satchel Rizo and the nylon jacquard Champ selection of functional sports bags distinguished by origami construction.

by Magda Pirowska