By The Nation
Highlights include ruffle dresses patched with lace and crystals, Palazzo pants worn with a Himalayan poppy off-shoulder shirt, lace gowns embroidered with sequins as well as a new range of athleisure separates. Romance underscores the colour palette with dresses in blush rosette, liquid sky and white, printed with vivid flowers and Indian pattern forms.
The lotus in full bloom
Reflecting beauty, purity and self-fulfilment, the lotus flower reflects the harmonious universe of Van Cleef and Arpels. In the Lotus collection, it blossoms in a hitherto unseen form, with an intricate openwork motif and delicate proportions. A bracelet, earrings and a pendant in white gold trace a glittering diamond corolla against the skin. Slightly inclined petals are superimposed on two levels, creating an effect of relief and movement. The jewellery house is also presenting a redesigned version of its emblematic Lotus Between the Finger Ring. Check them out at the Van Cleef and Arpels boutique.
Coccinelle and loving it
Make a splash this Valentine’s Day by carrying the iconic Coccinelle Arlettis bag. Crafted from textured leather in a classic heart shape pattern and in the cheerful shade of romantic red and lovely pink, it is detailed with the brand’s signature closure with the characteristic inverted “C”closure and gold hardware as well as a detachable top handle and shoulder strap.
Botanics is a complete natural skincare range that uses a variety of powerful plant extracts and combines them with the know-how of the world’s leading plant experts at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The latest addition to the brand is the newly repackaged whitening range. Boasting seven products, the range provides all you need for a full whitening regime both day and night. The light textured Night Cream claims to replenish skin’s lost moisture and help lighten skin, meaning that you’ll waken to lighter and more radiant skin.
Successful collaboration returns
This season, Japanese global retailer, Uniqlo is to team up with luxury fashion designer JW Anderson for the second time for men and women and will launch at selected Uniqlo stores and online on April 20. The line highlights Anderson’s unique take on the Brighton culture, fusing quality fabrics with a fabulous fit and functionality. Featuring vividly striped T-shirts and knit polo shirts reminiscent of beachwear, as well as dresses, seersucker bomber jackets, flared skirts, and blouses with JW Anderson’s iconic ruffles and ribbons. T-shirts, knits and bags with seagull prints whimsically celebrate the joy of British seaside life. The range also incorporates work wear elements, such as 1950s-style denim jackets and tunic shirts inspired by traditional British police uniforms, as well as such quintessentially JW Anderson touches as stripes and patchwork on shirts and skirts.