Creative Director’s Tip – Dressing up

Gemma Metherngham, creative director and MD at Karen Millen loves that the new AW10 season makes you feel like a screen siren!

“When we were designing autumn we wanted an antidote to all the relaxed sporty minimal daywear looks and started talking about 40’s and 50’s screen sirens . We wanted to create something straight out of Hitchcock movies; smoky, sultry and very glamorous, but still elegant. As we’ve been working on the season we’ve become convinced this is a strong new trend emerging and the Grace Kelly exhibition at the V&A seemed to crystallize the mood we wanted.”

“We love the film star glamour of the dusty nude matt satin one shoulder dress from our campaign shoot. Look out for the dusty pink suede soft clutch bag and notice the recurrent animal theme in its tiger print stud patterning.”

The one shoulder satin dress from Karen Millen

“We love the intense midnight blue for evening in sculptural satin dresses and in the smudgy floral print stretch shift dress.”

Buy the blue draped dress 

” The press loved the extravagant laser cut flower trim on the elegant satin peep – it just makes you want to smile.”

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