“Somewhere the timing will all come together
The mishaps will turn into sunny Decembers
The lovers will be able to find their willow
I wouldn't leave you
I would hold you
When the last day comes”
~ Jasmine Thompson
One of my favourite pieces from Manley’s Spring/Summer collection was the gorgeous, embellished, green Tabby dress (blogged here). I was beside myself with excitement when I heard that it was returning in the brands A/W17 collection, in black, and “not quite as you’d expect” Emma Manley teased.
She wasn’t kidding; featuring the same 1960s inspired silhouette, the newly named ‘Willow’ dress is made in a much more Winter friendly wool and cashmere, almost fleece-like material. For Autumn/Winter the embellished flowers were replaced with the coolest gold, silver, and black studs on black patent leather inserts.
‘Willow’ is a beauty alright, a much more dramatic version of her Summery counterpart, and I will be wearing her throughout this seemingly neverending Winter; as a Mary Quant-esque dress with towering heels, and layered as a long-line waistcoat over jeans and classic tees.
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