Italian Style showcased at Somerset House

On a warm summer evening (one of the few) I was invited to preview a collection of works from the Masters of Italian Style. Leading fashion figure Colin McDowell has curated a selection of prints offered from six Italian designers archives that they feel represent the history, influences and design of their work.

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Favourite finds: Part One

It has certainly got me hyped and inspired for shooting the upcoming season - even if the sun has started to shine and the fabrics are mainly for the depths of winter....oh well. I shall be breaking down into various posts because if I posted every picture of clothes I loved you would be here FOR HOURS.

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Italians show their colours

By this I mean in very different ways. Firstly there is the actual colour, from Gucci. A rich, bright palette of turquoise, green, yellow, purple and orange which screamed "look at me" in a very typical Gucci gal way. The opulence oozed from the fabrics making up the clothes: fox furs, mongolian goat hair, fine chiffons and crocodile skins.

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