Written by Lynn Furge, Senior Fashion Editor
From tailored modern basics to Grecian draped all in one run, it was as if the corporate lady took a mini break to Mykonos. But that is what they do in real life no?
Amanda Wakeley’s Spring/Summer 2012 show was a lesson in how modern women like to look. Covered but cool for day at the office but free, flirtatious and down right sexy the second they leave.
Little black jackets with trousers, zipper front deconstructed dresses, maxi wraps, all with wide black headbands made you picture a gallery owner in her element, but soon came the long sheer flowing caftans and draped gowns in turquoise, blue, red and white stripes like the islands themselves, sun, sky, sand, cabana prints and it was easy to see why any lady would want to put them on. Figure flattering, just the right amount of embellishment (the beaded necklines on the yellow pieces were gorgeous) it wasn’t revolutionary, but those types of experiments sometimes lead to fashion don’ts. Wakeley kept it safe but stunning.
If Helen of Troy were alive today, I reckon she would look like this. Showing enough skin to woo the boys, but with the utmost sophistication over which men start wars.