Spring/Summer Collection 2016

Elegant Dressing - Summer Trends

Elegant Dressing - Summer Trends

My annual search is on for that essential summer white frock.  I've left it so late that any minute now they'll all be on sale - not a bad thing.  Aside from the white dress, the summer trends have a Victorian-era sensibility of romantic ruffles, lace, silk, pleats, off-the-shoulder, pearls, flowers and embroidery details...

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Elegant Dressing - Gucci Ready to Wear Spring / Summer 2016

Elegant Dressing - Gucci Ready to Wear Spring / Summer 2016

Alessandro Michele is the recently appointed Creative Director for Gucci and his second collection for Spring/Summer 2016 landed with a bang during Milan's fashion week last September.  At first glance I wasn't so enthralled as it seemed like a random mix of wild patterns, clashing colors and over-the-top flourishes of sequins, chiffon, lurex and grosgrain...

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