Hot Drops: Christmas at Karen Millen

Hot Drops: Christmas at Karen Millen Karen Millen's distinctive AW17 collection captures the essence of the confident woman, living life with energy, sass and passion.

With places to go, people to see and plans to make, the collection creates outfit solutions for life’s every moment, from immaculate tailoring to the elusive ‘24-hour’ dress and high-octane eveningwear, designed to dazzle.

Bold, glamorous and considered, the collection packs a punch, with silhouette-loving shapes, vivacious prints and sumptuous fabrics across two key themes: Come Undone and Feminine Grandeur.

Tactile velvet and faux fur take centre stage alongside opulent embroidery, power ruffles and our signature detailing, as imagined at our in-house atelier, while pops of red, teal, gold and magenta command attention – just like you.

Come Undone reworks softly structured silhouettes with draped liquid satins and fresh tailored cottons, folding, draping and belting giving essential wardrobe staples a refresh. Corsetry draws the eye to the waist on shirts, dresses and sleek tailoring, cinched with belts and shown off with reveal-and-conceal cut-outs.

Graphic lines give a sport-luxe twist to grey melange knits and fresh asymmetric one-shoulder tops, while sharp tailoring is tempered with technical fabrications and sporty elements for a thoroughly contemporary refresh.

Feminine Grandeur showcases effervescent soft frills and volume constructed from rich satins and velvet lurex jacquards – a lavish and contemporary approach to dressing up. A season of extremes, necklines are high or asymmetric, while lengths are either maxi or micro. Reminiscent of stylish days gone by, tailoring nods to the 1980s with sculptural shoulders, while a slouched drape effect takes its cue from the 1990s. The cold-shoulder remains a key look for the season, updated with one sleeve on structured party dresses, while silky-smooth faux fur offers a sumptuous way to wrap up against the chill once the party’s over.

Bags come quilted, studded and cross-body, in practical and pretty new proportions for the season. Boots come with sharply powerful metal heels, while evening shoes are encrusted with sparkling jewels in a colour palette of winter berry and midnight teal, anchored with ivory, black and neutral.

Shop the latest collection in store at Karen Millen at The Mall.