Some of the best stories in literature begin with a shipwreck. So did Erdem Moralioglu's Spring/Summer 2017 line-up, inspired by the real-life 1642 shipwreck of Jean Kerr, Countess of Roxburghe, the lady-in-waiting of Charles I of England's wife, Queen Henrietta Maria, whose wardrobe was found in the North Sea just two years ago. Now imagine said ship landing in Deauville in 1930 instead and the designer's vision is complete - the fusion of the ease of a cream jacquard skirt suit and oversized raffia sun hat with the romance of a ruffled lace gown festooned with velvet bows and jewelled brooches.
One particularly standout look consisted of a wispy crimson lace dress that featured full-length sleeves and an asymmetrical hemline. Meanwhile, the cold shoulder trend continues for SS17 with one or both shoulders cut out and seemingly suspended by velvet ribbons. Shapes were soft and either gently cascaded down the body, or A-line, for the ultimate in effortless after-hours dressing.
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