2019. Fashion has changed: the goalposts have shifted. Today, women want more from their wardrobes: beauty that functions, elegance tempered with ease. Modernity demands practicality. A dress cannot be just a dress: it must embolden, empower, uplift. For resort ‘19, Self-Portrait is setting a new agenda.
Here are clothes to really live in. Hybrid shapes are at the heart of this collection, catering for day and night, work and play. The pillars of the brand, sculpted dresses and well-cut, feminine tailoring, have been refined and reimagined: new colours, new details, new bespoke prints. A hand-finished monochrome edge elevates signature pleats. ‘80s party staples – exaggerated shoulders, sequins, plush velvets – are the inspiration behind jewel-toned power suits, wear-everywhere glitter, a new evening silhouette.
A vintage sensibility gives depth to the collection. Self-Portrait’s newest shape, the tea-dress, speaks at once of the ‘40s, ‘80s and – rendered in clashing prints – 2019. Raw edged outerwear in jersey neoprene bonded canvas provides a counterpoint
to the feminine. Utilitarian beige grounds pastel pink and cream, like the stripes of Neapolitan ice cream; slick black tailoring is softened by a ruffle of sapphire blue velvet. The beauty is in the clash, and the unexpected harmonies.
Available in Jade Senayan City