Ginger & Smart S/S 2015 Collection
As we head in to the Australian Spring/Summer season, Style AND Tonic continues the tradition of reviewing our favourite pieces from the new season designer collections. Our latest review is from Sydney based luxury brand Ginger & Smart.
Like every women who appreciates fashion, the arrival of a new collection is met with excitement and credit card trepidation. Sarah and I love looking and trying on every piece, as well as exploring fabric and silhouette design. We hope our reviews help you choose some amazing pieces for the new season.
This season Ginger & Smart’s SS 2015 collection showcases their distinct polished and contemporary aesthetic. I love how they have chosen several distinct prints and materials and offered these in a wide variety of flattering silhouettes to suit all shapes and heights. In addition to their clothing, Ginger & Smart are starting to be a real competitor in the footwear department. I own a pair of heels from their A/W 2014 collection that continue to look current. I will also be investing in a pair of their S/S 2015 sandals. I will cover their accessories in another post but in the meantime, here are my selection of top 3 prints/outfits:
- The panelled textile used in the Myriad sleeveless dress and the separates is a beautiful shimmery rose gold fabric and trust me when i say the picture doesn’t do it justice. It’s the perfect colour to make a statement without being overly bold if that’s not your thing. Personally I thought it looked better on me as separates. I think the key to this colour is having the right complexion, and with my fair skin I would most likely need a tan in a can. However if you have warm skin tones then you should definitely try the dress or separates. If you have a fuller figure, or if you are on the shorter side the separates will be the most flattering.
2. The Nomadic dress in charcoal and beige is flattering on all body shapes. I love the V-neck which I find the most flattering neckline – especially if you don’t have a strong jaw line. It opens up the face and is a great style for adding subtle or statement accessories. The hem is a bit long for me so I will be altering mine so it sits just above the knee. Work out which length and alter so that it’s the most flattering for you. This dress is great for the office when paired with a pointy pump or for a special event when paired with a peep-toe strappy boot.
3. It’s never to early to keep an eye out for a suitable black and white dress to wear to Derby Day as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival (Derby Day is traditonally a black and white dress code.) For me, the fractured dress is the perfect dress for all those special occasions leading up to Christmas festivities. Even though I have fair skin I thought the white version was beautiful, contemporary yet still feminine. It’s also very flattering due to the firm nature of the fabric. You must try this dress!