No matter what time of the year, I’m always in the mood for silk. After all, can you think of another fabric that feels more luxurious caressing your skin than silk pyjamas, stocking or a robe made from its soft yet incredibly strong thread? This is why it’s use,by the ancient Chinese, was exclusively reserved for the emperor and his close family. Later, when as the story goes, monks from Europe were able to smuggle the first silk worms out from their closely guarded habitat, wearing silk was still restricted to the noble class until gradually it became available to a wider audience as the knowledge of how to cultivate the silkworm spread.
Despite its use spreading throughout the world, I’m still reminded of its origins, which feel so close as to touch when surrounded by such Chinese splendour. So for today’s stroll in the park, I chose a silk, emerald green, Burberry skirt, a black, vintage Chanel blouse with added 100 year old lace and a jacket I bought so many moons ago, that I don’t even dare to remember the year, but it was a find from sadly not existing any more “Religious Sex” in New York.
The majority of Spring/Summer 2015 collections were in my opinion lacking imagination but thankfully and not surprisingly Dolce & Gabbana came to the rescue! Below some of my favourite looks from their latest show dominated by silk and lace.