All For One

The fashion forecast continues to reign over the onesie – and the wide legged version emerges. Heralding itself as the latest, freshest family member to the flirty playsuit and the inspired remake of the classic jumpsuit, this latest imitation is an impressive mix of the seventies palazzo pant trend and unmistakable eighties exuberance.  New collection fabrics tilt towards the luxurious and slinky –Michael Kor’s draped elegantly against minimal accessories in sumptuous silk or dazzled in jewel tones, while Balmain presented a sleeveless, sparkling party-ready ensemble paired with skyscraper heels.


The jumpsuit needn’t be confined to a statement, occasion-wear piece. More day time appropriate examples were seen at Joseph whose models skulked down the catwalk in structured, tailored ensembles, easily made evening appropriate with an embellished choker necklace and a buttery-to-the-touch-clutch .The endless charm behind edgy and feminine lived on at Chanel where traditional tweed was used, and too, fringed jumpsuits were perfected with durable leather collars and outsized pockets for a pleasantly tough casual look.


Long-sleeved versions amped up the wow factor still with Paul and Joe’s heavily printed, high necked edition against Clements Ribeiro’s more conservative three quarter length grey, beaded number – width hasn’t been this alluring since Christina Hendricks graced our flesh starved eyes with those voluptuous curves. With a style suitable for every occasion and colour palette to adhere to anyone’s guidelines. This season, don’t be caught in your skinnies.




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