Last Saturday amongst the tall buildings of Somerset House a crowd gathered to celebrate the launch of Lulu Hayes’ SS15 collection. The King’s College bar was packed with models wearing new season digital prints working their way around the room and welcoming guests with Champagne. This season saw a break from the more natural, animalesque prints of the past; Citing cityscapes and architecture as influences, the collection featured gutsy urban artwork including exclusive prints created in collaboration with Dutch visual artist Eelco Mann. Stunning halter dresses and slash neck crop tops were also new for this season made from 100% silk.
As well as a gorgeous womenswear collection, Lucy has developed the menswear she touched upon last season introducing digitally printed tees and tailored shirts with print placement on the yoke and cuff. I’m obsessed with the Eelco Mann print silk dress (above) with little tee sleeves for summer (and have pre-ordered it ready for my holidays). I’m promised that the silk is also crease resistant making these pieces vacation essentials! New season prints were also seen as luxury linings for bespoke tailor Gormley & Gamble who have a massive selection of fabrics available to choose from to really build a jacket individual to you. Read more about the collaboration here.
The evening ended with a Lulu Hayes + ESPA gift bag filled with snacks from Bounce and Metcalf’s to luxurious skin treats from ESPA including the ProSerum I have on my face right now which smells divine and is super moisturising. The bottle is also a really cute glass pipette which drops the perfect amount of oil so you won’t get greasy which as someone with combination skin was a concern. Discover ESPA skincare online.
Below are some more pics of the night and my outfit, I wore a Zoe Jordan vest top as I first met Lucy whilst she was working on the prints there, leather look H&M trousers, a White Company cardigan, Ottoman Hands jewellery and Kitty flats.
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