With her design signature as sophisticated grown-up glamour, the second catwalk show was from: CAROLINE CHARLES

Inspiration came from the thirties, jazz age and the French Riviera.

She started with relaxed wide-leg trouser suits in navy, white and mint green. All accessorised with jaunty boater hats. The jackets just finishing above the hip. The tweed jackets are cut to stand away from the body and the trousers cut to swing. The boater hat theme continued with navy day dresses in the thirties style of dropped waistlines, pleated and fluted hemlines.






Above left: The colour palette moved on from the navy and whites to a bright bold sunny orange.

Above right: Hand-drawn designed prints (no computer graphics) on Como silk followed – on blouses, dresses and trousers.

And for a true Riviera Look (above), leopard print shorts and matching jacket – worn, of course, with sunglasses and fedora.

Above left: After the hot oranges, the cool blues in aqua prints appeared in the form of light ethereal dresses.

Above right: Black and ivory dominated the eveningwear with sequins and bejewelled embellishments. Worn with an elegant short pendant necklace of jewel clusters on a wide black ribbon.




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