Sunday, February 14, 2010

Ethereal feel

Kate Moss’ latest collaboration with Topshop has resulted in casual summer frocks and show-stopping evening gowns.
THE partnership between British supermodel Kate Moss and high-street label Topshop continues to flourish fashionably.
For her High Summer collection, Moss presents a range of beautiful vintage-inspired signature pieces. An eclectic mix of eras, styles, fabrics and colour palettes reflect Moss’ bohemian take on dressing and cover every occasion for the season ahead.
Dresses dominate the collection varying from casual summer frocks to show-stopping evening gowns. Among the staples are a pretty green floral print cotton sundress with a flattering v-neck, and the Kate Peasant dress with frills and wide billowing arms.
A Kate peasant dress evokes a summer feel.
For elegant daywear, a cream lace angel sleeve dress and soft rose printed chiffon babydoll are ideal options. To epitomise summer chic, there is the buttercup silk sleeveless dress with a floral embroidered sweetheart.
Maxi dresses steal the limelight; a nude silk diamante scattered bias-cut 1920s-inspired maxi is contrasted with a Woodstock-esque floral chiffon design. Meanwhile, there is the aubergine georgette gown with a beaded halterneck to exude glamour, and a pale yellow chiffon tiered dress for a more subtle, feminine look.
Touted as the dress of the season is the contemporary faded ditsy print washed cotton mini dress.
Taking inspiration from the 1970s, a smock style cotton blouse is a cute offering in a sky blue ditsy print named after Kate’s daughter Lila.
The white shirt is given a vintage floral print and corseting panels updating a classic, whilst the cream satin cape adorned with appliquéd oriental orchids will dress up any denim day look.
Tailored shorts in black crepe or black velvet with a cream lace trim are the ultimate in city shorts, and white lace stripe bloomers are a must for beach holidays.
Hard-wearing suede hotpants in khaki and black leggings are softened with floral laser-cut trims.
Denim makes a comeback this season, using a more premium fabric, with a larger selection of shapes and washes.
Love-worn grey super skinnies have a yoke detail stitched on the back inspired by a vintage blouse. Meanwhile, low rise wide leg jeans with hippy-accents are blue or striped, and cheeky hotpants are laced up at the front.
Paying attention to detail is key for Moss this season; the inside of a fitted denim blazer and the jeans’ pockets are lined with a girly floral print.
Harking back to the glamour of the 1920s, underwear and nightwear is luxurious in silks and chiffons with delicate lace panelling.
Beautiful triangle bras in nude or grey chiffon sparkle with silver and bronze bead embellishments and the coral lace design is flirtatious and sexy. A balcony bra in a fresh white faded floral print has ultra thin straps and pretty lace inserts.
Lavish nightwear includes a mushroom silk teddy with a provocative lace back panel, a silk and chiffon bed jacket with floral lace trim in soft pistachio and a traditional floral print kimono with matching slip.
Prices range from RM73 to RM909. Available at Topshop outlets in Mid Valley Megamall, KL, Suria KLCC and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.
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