One wouldn't be mistaken in thinking fashion had been a bit too frivolous with the glue gun this season. Accessories and fantasy fashion were resplendent with a hobby-craft take on ornamentation, with designers throwing the proverbial kitchen sink at trims, cuffs, heels and headbands.
Rich with sculptural detail and regal excess, bejewelled treasures and kitsch detailing went hand in hand with neon pompoms, Swarovski crystals, sequins and vintage beading all vying for our attention. Elevating simple designs to near wearable art status, it was down to high luxe veterans to set the sartorial bar, with elegant headdresses seen at Dolce & Gabbana, embellished satin mules at Gucci and ostentatious trophy jackets spotlighted by Marc Jacobs.
Thanks to the 'more is more' mantra echoing through prêt à porter across the fashion landscape, deluxe detail is headlining throughout all facets of SS16 and here at VAUGHAN HQ, we couldn't be happier! Embracing our inner style magpie, power up your 9-5 in a fierce yet playful marriage of off-kilter creativity and frilled ripple separates.
Ready to embrace this trend from top to toe this season, the VAUGHAN girls are giving it some fashion flounce, epitomising this look with recalibrated formal staples, underpinned by straight talking style anchor points. Never one to disappoint, the bright white VAUGHAN favourite, Hepburn shirt in Lion in Winter is an elegant essential that adds a touch of refined elegance to frivolous design concepts. Worn tucked into a pair of straight fit suit trousers, this cool forever piece is the perfect transitional counterpoint to segue creative combos from work to play.
An ensemble fit for any Wall Street warrior, this peplum ruffle hem jacket is a dramatic style statement that sets the tone for the season ahead. Worn with some '80s irreverent attitude, this beautifully tailored jacket adds serious volume to any tired rat race wardrobe.
Arm candy and Cinderella shoes are pushed to their limits this spring as heavily adorned detailing leads the fashion narrative towards a more playful attitude towards accessorizing. Highly embellished designs flaunt a confident take on grown-up dressing, with innocent pompoms and sticker-book patches a welcome antidote to serious catwalk style. Lady like handbags are also dripping with excess this season as we see pocket book designs adorned with sequins, feathers and floral motifs carefully crafted with the minutest of detailing.
Bridging the gap between serious couture and dressing up box giggles, fashion shirks off its au fait style sensibilities and hands creative licence back to the front row, with fashion trend setters unleashing their inner design diva for looks that gravitate towards cherished style statements.
Pictured: VAUGHAN Hepburn shirt, Victoria Victoria Beckham silk peplum jacket, Dolce & Gabbana embelished pumps, Alberta Ferretti crepe trousers, Halo & Co. English garden earrings, Delpozo Mini Bo bag