Keeping it light

PUBLISHED : Monday, 05 May, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 05 May, 2008, 12:00am

Karen Millen The latest collection (right) introduces a new lightness, with a focus on transparent organza and chiffon. Styles range from the more voluminous '50s skirt to safari shapes and sexy '70s silhouettes. Evening wear focuses on sculptural ruffles and frills, such as the ornate flowers that climb the halter-neck of a slinky black satin mini-dress with ruffle hem. The transparent organza blouse is key, whether it's a monochrome version with pretty broderie anglaise detailing or in more vibrant colours. Sexy high-waisted jeans come in sleek white or classic blue denim and are paired with wooden wedge sandals. Accessories come in nudes and earthy colours.