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DROMe Presents SS17 Campaign and Pre-Collection Lookbook

ITALIAN fashion brand Drome has released its latest advertising campaign and pre-collection lookbook, which features its designer Marianna Rosati’s thoroughly original designs as represented by American-born photographer Brianna Copozzi.

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Drome SS17 © Drome

The campaign was shot around Union Square, New York City, and begins to feature across international media later this month.

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Drome SS17 © Drome

The focus of Tuscan-born Rosati’s SS17 line is the experimental manipulation of leather – shaped, distorted, coloured and styled in new and highly innovative ways as a means to showcase its beauty, functionality and sheer versatility. Rosati nods to both biker gear and sportswear – which have always employed leather extensively in their designs – but explores its potential beyond traditional uses, envisioning new forms and creating new purposes for the material, manifest in pastel-hued frilled blouses, metallic frayed skirts and bell-sleeve dresses to name but a few.

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Drome SS17 © Drome

Her collection is interpreted by Capozzi, whose dynamic work has appeared in publications such as Pop Magazine, Dazed & Confused, Purple Fashion Magazine and i-D, throughout which feminist themes and their place within contemporary pop culture prevail.

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Drome SS17 © Drome

by Hannah Bergin

The collection is available at Drone online

Gucci, Valentino and More Available at Relaunched Style.com

MAJOR fashion brands have launched their SS17 collections on Style.com. The luxury fashion e-commerce site, created by media powerhouse Condé Nast, is featuring the latest collections from brands such as Gucci, Malone Souliers and Christopher Kane.

Fashion powerhouse Gucci has kept its Italian roots and signature colours while reinstating the white tee as a prominent fashion piece for any wardrobe.

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Espousing the feminine chic for which it is renowned, Italian label Marni has applied a breezy European-inflected bohemianism with the application of ruffles and embroidery.

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While Chloé has continued with its delicate style with lace and chiffon included in its RTW collection.

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 Maintaining its elegant design and signature look, Valentino applies a modern twist to the classic trainer.

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by Alice Fiancet

All items and more are now available on Style.com

British Footwear Brand a Piedi Introduces its SS16 collection

BRITISH footwear brand a Piedi have launched their spring and summer 2016 collection. Established in 2009 by former investment banker Mariam Syed the company is dedicated to creating affordable flat sandals. Syed comes from a long line of leather experts as her family has been trading within luxury leather fashion and accessories for several decades and Syed herself decided to follow in their footsteps,  having spotted a niche in the footwear market for stylish and high quality sandals retailing at a reasonable price.

Specialising in flats, a Piedi (meaning “on foot” in Italian) is committed to creating elegant and timeless pieces highly suitable for the demands of the wearer’s busy life. The SS16 collection offers a wide selection within the brand’s three main lines – classic, resort and city – which are suitable for many different occasions.

The Classic collection features a variety of thong and H-bar sandals in a wide colour range – including metallic. The styles in the range come with feminine sounding names and have been designed with day-to-evening adaptability in mind.

A PIEDI Lindsey SilverLindsey H-bar sandals in silver from the Classic range

As well as this, the Resort range is ideal for more casual occasions. These gladiator-style sandals are simple, yet elegant. The Resort line is a perfect holiday-wardrobe staple.

SUMMER KHAKI copySummer slides in khaki suede from the Resort range

The City range is perfect for more urban requirements and features hessian smoking slippers in various colours.

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Smoking Slippers in burnt orange from City range

This line is a continuation of the office-suitable flats that a Piedi added to the line in 2011 on the strength of two very successful years of solely offering sandals.

by Magda Pirowska

The collection is available now to order from the a Piedi online store.