My favourite collections of the year definitely include the Collectif AW collection, they’re always so stunning and this year’s is no exception at all. In fact, it’s probably their best collection yet! I’m still waiting for that stunning velvet blue star print dress to come out, I’ll be buying that immediately! As soon as I saw the Isla Rose Swing Dress, I actually gasped. It’s so beyond stunning and it will work for countless occasions.
It has a gorgeous velvet bodice with my favourite neckline, a sweetheart style. The shoulder straps are so comfortable on this and the skirt is actually made up of around 4 layers. Unless my dad was exaggerating with how long it took him to iron, ha! It’s a black satin skirt with a longer tulle overlayer and this stunning bright red rose embroidery detail. It’s a really beautiful style, elegant, classic, and sophisticated springs to mind!
I couldn’t wait to wear this and I knew we needed to shoot it somewhere special, and so we headed to one of my favourite places in Sheffield, the field of horses near our house! Aren’t they beautiful? One was quite close for a change so mum tried calling it to look up, I think I was pulling some overly excited faces on those photos as they didn’t make the cut.
At £97.50 it’s definitely a pricey dress but the quality is incredible, this is going to last and look amazing for years to come! Unfortunately this is a smaller 22 than some other designs and so I actually couldn’t fasten it at the back, I am devastated as I really wanted to wear this all winter long! I so wish that Collectif would do more sizes, my dream is to own one of their stunning vintage faux fur coats. I once saw one in person and I stared at the girl so much, she knew why though, you don’t wear a coat like that without grabbing everyone’s attention!
What do you think to Collectif’s AW17 collection?