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SUMMER ROMANCE

Romanticism ran through the spring/summer collections. Enter a palette of pearlescent hues, shimmering metallics and delicate attention to detail, says Charlene Barton.

THE PURIST: SHINE FROM WITHIN IN SIMPLE, CHIC SUMMER WHITES.

Be it luxe tailoring for the modern urbanite – think power suits, city shorts (below right) and figure-hugging pencil skirts – or softer, feminine silhouettes to entice the romantic within – cue Chloé (below, far left) and Lacoste – strip your palette back to basics to master summer’s minimalist mood.

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 WATCH THE FILM
See the story in motion with our Summer Romance video.

TROPHY ACCENT
Autograph Stone Necklace
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TOP TO TOE
For statement simplicity, try an all-white look.

THE ROMANTIC: MAKE LACE, SHIMMER AND METALLICS WORK FOR YOU.

Forget Mr Darcy – when it comes to seeking true love this summer, there’s a new story to be told. Pay attention to detail with shimmering metallics, intricate embellishment and whimsical organza and lace.

PEACHY KEEN

This metallic brocade bomber proves that pretty can still have an edge.

LACE EFFECT
Demure and elegant, a lace top is the epitome of summer romance.

TAKE COVER
Come rain or shine, a parasol is a stylish choice for outdoor events.

LUXE LAYERING
Wrap your look with a cosy cover-up for an air of nonchalance.

THE FLORIST: BOTANICAL BLOOMS ARE KEY FOR ANY SOPHISTICATE.

An obvious choice, and with good reason. Florals are synonymous with hazy summer days, and this season’s offering makes no exception. From ditsy prints to blossom motifs, designers have cultivated a delightful bunch to suit every penchant.

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ON THE CATWALK
Look to Dolce & Gabbana’s (left) appliquéd blooms and Christopher Kane’s flower-power motifs for inspiration.

ELEGANTLY WAISTED
Show off feminine curves with a high-waisted, figure-skimming pencil skirt.

Photos: Eric Frideen Stylist: Niki Brodie Hair: Dayaruci @ One Represents
Make up: Adam de Cruz Models: Thea & Cindy @ Models 1

FIT AND FLARE
From garden events to cocktail parties, this pretty little number will see you through in style.

FULL BLOOM
Limited Edition Floral Shift Dress
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PASTEL PALETTE

Make blossom prints in soft sorbet shades your go-to look this season.

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