TREND FOCUS…Screen Siren by Cat Callender

‘The little black dress is always a wardrobe essential and a key component of the Karen Millen range, and we had great fun reinventing this must-have for the new season.  We love the sultry smokiness of the dresses in this collection, we were definitely conjuring up black and white movie star images, thinking of screen sirens and Hollywood divas when we were designing these super-glamorous pieces’  Gemma Metheringham.

Neutral and black drape dress

Watch out for the eye-catching Grecian-inspired column dresses.  Note the killer combination of silky neutral draped jersey bodice giving ultra –flattering drape and volume that contrasts beautifully with the sculptured tailored skirt in black.

Lightweight Beaded Cocktail Dress

Velvet is a key fabric for autumn and we have taken this wonderfully sensuous fabric and made it body-con by adding panels of sheer silk georgette as well as a signature Karen Millen twist with the addition of  statement sparkle in the form of bold metal beads for a bang up to date silhouette.

Ruffled petal shoe and clutch

Team these sultry looks with a an elegantly flirtatious black chiffon petal peep toe court and matching clutch….everyone who sees these shoes falls desperately in love with them.

 Cat Callender, Editor of The Daily says ‘Blame it on the cult TV Series ‘Mad Men’ but this season designers have tuned into a nostalgic aesthetic that harks back to a time when women were unapologetically womanly and glamorous to boot!’

Cat has given us her favourite picks from this hot trend, click HERE to see the full edit …

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