Purple Orchid Dress by Christopher Kane
Spring is just around the corner and yet the weather doesn’t seem to be quite there yet. It’s only natural to want to break out your SS11 wardrobe with the month of March fast approaching, but you don’t want to look overtly summery when it’s still raining.
Well, none other than London designer darling and 2011 BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund winner Christopher Kane has the answer. His purple orchid dress is our Dress of the Week.
While florals are nothing new for Spring, this season sees the usual girlie flower turn womanly (see Stella McCartney, Dries Van Noten and Erdem for further proof). This dress is case in point and this is one of the reasons it’s perfect for right now.
Add to those oversized graphic orchids a black background, long sleeves and a straight silhouette and there’s no reason this dress won’t work right now. In fact, it seems more suited to London’s grey days than summer sun.
Its casual style is great for the day – just add battered-up converse high tops and a leather jacket – or for night – swap the trainers for heels. This dress works hard at making you look good. What’s not to like?
Christopher Kane Purple Orchid dress is £79 for 2 nights or £89 for 7 nights.
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By Katie Rose