The Fashion Memo

Most Wanted

A curated roundup of the best new fashion arrivals, hand-picked by our editors

Words Kara KiaFashion assistant Millie Parry
Clockwise from top left: shirt, Louisa Ballou; shirt dress, Nanushka; sunglasses, Kimeze; ring, State Property; leather tote, Valextra; mini skirt, Simone Rocha; suede mules, Manolo Blahnik; sandals, Balenciaga; bottle-holder and bottle, Fendi; bracelet, Courbet

Wherever your plans may lead, you can always count on a one-and-done maxi dress. Elevated and easy to style, a chic maxi will effortlessly take you straight from the office to a lunch date. Cue Nanushka’s ‘Eluna’ maxi, with a smart, shirt-dress design. It’s cinched at the waist for an ultra-flattering fit and pairs just as well with Balenciaga’s cool and comfortable chunky sandals as it does with Manolo Blahnik’s elegant color-block mules. Gillian Brett, NET-A-PORTER’s head of fashion content, describes it as the quintessential trans-seasonal addition:

“The ‘Eluna’ dress is the definition of a forever piece,” says Brett. “A shirt-dress silhouette in crisp ivory is the perfect office look for summer – simply pair it with flat sandals and a crossbody bag to finish. Then, come fall, you can layer a lightweight turtleneck and slouchy knee-high boots underneath. File this one under ‘investment pieces’ in your capsule closet.”

If you’re looking for a hot new designer to add to your collection, check out new-season pieces from Louisa Ballou and Kimeze. Louisa Ballou’s aptly named ‘Weekend’ shirt features the label’s vibrant ‘Red Raven’ print, which lends a directional feel to this versatile piece – pair with Simone Rocha’s utilitarian mini skirt for an effortlessly cool after-dark look.

Meanwhile, Kimeze is the new name-to-know in eyewear. The innovative London-based label, founded by sisters Christina and Clare Kimeze, creates sleek glasses with a wider nose bridge that complements Black and Brown facial features. Our pick? The coveted ‘Zawe’ style that comes in a rich burgundy hue and svelte cat-eye silhouette – striking the perfect balance between retro and modern.

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