AS WINTER SETS IN AND WE ARE BUNDLING UP IN EVER INCREASING LAYERS, YOU CAN RELAX AND ENJOY THE CHILL FACTOR AS, LOOKING FORWARD TO THE UPCOMING SPRING SEASON, SOON YOU WILL BE ASKED TO SPEND YOUR DAYS IN VIRTUAL NOTHINGNESS TAKING THE SHAPE OF AN ENDLESS ARRAY OF LIGHT, BREEZY AND ALLURING SLIP DRESSES.
Over the past month, we witnessed a mouth-watering comeback of the delicate and suggestive negligee as an essential fixture for your upcoming summer wardrobe. Ultra feminine, provocative and yet delicate, the slip dress has come a long way since it first hit the streets as provocative rebellion in the early 1990’s. For spring summer 2016 Celine presents feather like lace and silk two-tone slips that incorporate hand-ironed creases, as if just unpacked after a long journey. Louis Vuitton uses metallic embroidery and leather trimming to create floor length slips so beautiful, that the must-have-factor has come off the scale. Lanvin also goes for floor length variations but crafts his from souvenir print fabrics, while Givenchy reworks the rouleau-strap camisole using sheer and silver sequins paired with lace to stunning effect. As part of her abstract take for next season Victoria Beckham presented plain and minimalist interpretations of the traditional undergarment giving accents only through touches of gathered fabric and surface structure. As many collections centred around themes of travel this fashion month, one thing seems clear: where ever you go next season, you should make sure to pack a decent amount slip dresses into your trunk – a blessing for all who have a hard time choosing what to take along, as these delicate little numbers will barely make an impression on the baggage scales at the check in counter.