5 Mindful Updates To Your Party Wardrobe
It’s party season – and that means the inevitable panic about what to wear. Instead of last-minute purchases that lay unloved in your wardrobe when January dawns, invest in thoughtfully-designed pieces that you will wear and love forever. Here are 5 updates that will continue to be party perfect whatever the year.
Jota Kena’s latest ‘Disco Denim’ range proves that the timeless material we trust for the everyday, can also be a fashion-forward ally for a night out. Embroidery, dark hues and unique cuts offer the ultimate laid-back luxury come sundown. The company they source from is the only denim mill in the world to be awarded the prestigious Nordic SWAN Ecolabel and the EU Ecolabel, practicing sustainability in various ways including the recycling of all water used in manufacturing for other industrial uses.
WEAR WITH: Tonal denim-on-denim calls for a sleek body and heels to lift the look – opt for a 70s inspired style from conscious label Camilla Elphick.
Berlin-based, Alina Abegg has always been fascinated with gemstones, finding each of these natural phenomenons to be like works of art. In Alina’s first collection, Cosmic Escape, we are transported to the 90s. A family heritage of European silk manufacturing engrained in Alina, early on, an appreciation of high-end craftsmanship, ethos of luxury and attention to detail which you will find in every piece.
WEAR WITH: A delicate, silk slip will offset statement jewellery, with bold gems that lend sparkle.
A dress you’ll love for a lifetime? Temperley London’s mindfully-crafted designs make the ultimate showstopper. Adored by the A-list, Temperley London is epitomised by modern bohemianism with a confident, feminine and effortless attitude while staying true to its British Heritage. All their prints are hand-painted in house, and the embroideries are hand-applied by master artisans.
WEAR WITH: Keep the rest of your look pared back and allow the dress to stand out. A neutral eye and bold lip will elevate the piece.
Argyle Pink Diamonds lends the shine your outfit needs this season. It takes over a year and many individuals to guide the world’s rarest diamond from the mine to its final destination as a loose polished diamond or heirloom jewel. From the time an Argyle pink diamond is unearthed from the Argyle Pink Diamond Mine in Western Australia, it remains under the care of the standards of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC)
WEAR WITH: For a smart evening event, opt for a long-length gown keeping the hair up and polished to highlight the jewellery.
Brighten up dark days with a pop of colour by Okapi. All of their materials and manufacturing are finished entirely in South Africa. Okapi has exclusively pioneered the use of African game skins including Blesbok leather, an exotic skin that reflects the brand’s essence of meeting exceptionality and authenticity, with sustainability and little waste. This unique skin can only be treated and tanned for Okapi by a select few, highly skilled local artisans in the Western Cape.
WEAR WITH: A simple silhouette to make the clutch a talking point – and attach one of their unique pendants to finish.