“Inspired by Botticelli’s portrait of Venus” the show celebrated “a woman’s coming of age and her continued expression of Self”. ‘Venus’ was a perfect balance of fun yet sophisticated, offering easy to wear pieces for all occasions.
The Serafina dress in white silk was a standout, the rushed waist and cut out draped shoulder, reminiscent of 1930’s Hollywood glamour.
The addition of menswear for the first time was a delight, offering staple pieces with a point of difference with subtle prints and coloured stitching.
The show left me with a sense of nostalgia for the '90s and 2000s, showcasing how the brand is able to re-invent pieces and make them relevant for today’s audience. Bucket hats, white denim and puff sleeves all made appearances, turning into pieces that will surely (if not already) become must-have items for any summer wardrobe.
“Venus is ultimately a spectacle of female adolescence into adulthood, where virginal sheer anglaise swathes our muse in one look, and shapely-suiting sculpts her in the next. This collection has been designed to exult the female form - celebrating a woman’s coming of age and her continued expression of Self. A fashion-scape of floral tributes, feline stripe and stately diamond motif capture the ebb and flow of our modern dame and her prism of personalities," Hansen added. We're hooked.