THE STATEMENT PIECE:
a sleek lbd
While perennial, the little black dress can be seen as a little pedestrian. But not this season: for pre-fall, designs run the gamut from Adam Lippes’ paneled slip dress to Victoria Beckham’s silk-pleated shift. Stylish and practical – the fashion holy grail.
wear it with
THE ACCESSORY update:
A suede bag
Pre-fall’s swathes of suede reflect the fashion pendulum’s swing back to the ’70s. In softly quilted cobalt, Lanvin’s Sugar bag is a hero buy – and an instant mood changer.credits
Words: Jane McFarland. Fashion: Helen Thomson. Photograph: Bruce Anderson