Designers returned to opulence on the catwalks and velvet took centre stage along with sleek silks and lace. Jewel-toned dresses in particular are the leaders of many a collection: so ladylike at Prada, alluring at Dries Van Noten—and designer label Nancy Mac, reviewed here in their latest Autumn-Winter Collection. This designer adds Italian edge and bold colour to the new mood in dresses which, vintage inspired, are sweeping in a whole new aesthetic.
The collection is inspired by English roots and Italian style—none of which is surprising given the personalities involved: the sisters behind the Nancy Mac label are English, living between Italy and the UK and using their designs to express personality and emotion.
Here, the Sable dress in peacock silk velvet combined with natural viscose. It has a great shape, an elegant, midi-length bias-cut which hangs beautifully, a flattering Forties neckline with covered buttons and ruched detail three-quarter sleeves.
Pictured in jewel-toned peacock: also in rosewood, chocolate and mink.
Length 130cm. Sizes 8-18.
RRP £259. CCUK £197. Free UK mainland delivery.
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