D17

CALIFORNIA DREAMING

A cleaner, fresh approach to dressing; a glamour combined with function often associated with American fashion felt right and appropriate for today. Mixing constructed tailored pieces together with sportier shapes helped create a casual and adaptable wardrobe without sacrificing the enjoyment of dressing up and feeling special. Taking influence from swim and athletic wear, pieces are cut out revealing the body. Dresses, multiple twin set ensembles and even the tailoring allows mixing comfort and sensuality, rigour and casual.

Oversized Cary Grant-esque suits are counterpoints to the iconic Alberto Vargas pin-up illustrations inspired pieces like body-con Milano jersey cut-out jackets, fuseaux or deshabillees with a wink at sweatergirls for the collection’s knitwear, with the exuberance of a post-war 40s and 50s of a world again ready to blossom.

Easy t-shirt dresses with sheer inserted panels, chain closings and unexpected openings, metallic techno taffeta separates and motocross leathers in patchwork metallics, as well as nylon, patchworked shell suits add a current modernity to the proposal. D17 will be available this Fall along with the current edit on the new and exciting DUNDAS website.