Photographs by Daniel Kong
Visit Karen Millen at Central/Central, Sogo or Elements, or shop online. From left to right – Ombre signature satin dress, Perforated tote bag, Paint printed full skirt, Monochrome cocoon jacket, Pleat lace skirt, Space dye bandage knit dress.
For many, including myself, Karen Millen stands for the feminine clothes and polished looks – its signature satin dresses flattered many and scared away many, perhaps more, by its figure-hugging designs since the brand was established.
This season, a selection of designs that seem unusual to be found in Karen Millen stores – a unlined cocoon jacket with dropped shoulders and doom sleeves, and a structured pleat A-line skirt. These fashion forward pieces make refined urban outfit for day and night, and are intended to transcend seasons. Other pieces, extract the DNA of Karen Millen aesthetics and transform them into causal and relaxed shapes.
Though pleasantly surprised by the brand’s evolving creative direction, my favorite piece remains one of their signature satin dress. This particular piece stood out for its beautiful digital ombre print. And like all Karen Millen dresses, it sculpts the body and leaves the woman confident and glamorous.
All Karen Millen products courtesy of Karen Millen Hong Kong.