These May Well Be Summer’s Most Sumptuous Fabrics

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From Oscar de la Renta to Louis Vuitton, the key to summer opulence is in your fabric choice. Be inspired by The Stillness of Summer

Wearing summer’s most sumptuous fabrics is a sure fire way to add finesse to your wardrobe. What’s most enjoyable about this year’s offering? The inclusion of ‘event-attire’ fabrics in to every day pieces. Valentino‘s head-to-toe heavy satin white number is a perfect garden party option. Not just for night.

Saint Laurent’s light brocade jumpsuit is at its very best under the dipping light of summer sun. Its intricate floral embroidery and golden glow is the perfect light reflector. Wear with simple sandals while poolside during the day. After, pair with sleek dark stilettos for a cool approach to eveningwear.

For something a little extra, Oscar de la Renta, as always, makes a plea for layer upon layer of tulle and sequins galore. Opt for a traditional princess style gown in sea blue with rivers of silver leafing. For something a little more sophisticated, head to toe black with a T-shirt style neckline works wonders.

Hair and make-up should remain raw and almost wild. Free-flowing locks and barely-there eyes and lips tone down fabrics which could otherwise be overly opulent.

Watch the pieces on film

Photographed by Alexandre Felix | Styled by Kelly Baldwin | Models: Wiktoria and Patricia at Art Factory Management | Make-up artist: Marisol Steward | Hair stylist: Manuel Losada | Videographer (film available here): Jullz Bek | Location: Special thanks to Al Barari, Dubai, and their team