For 2017, Charlie Brear has been Inspired by Latin American culture and its many nuances. References include Miami’s design-led architecture with its familiar pastels and geometric lines and the captivating beauty of feminist icon and portrait artist Frida Kahlo.
The fresh and contemporary use of luxe fabrics and relaxed silhouettes create a carefree mood. Off-the-shoulder sleeves, front-split skirts, low backs and cut-outs give the collection a directional feel, whilst details such as uneven pleating, draping and modern bonded seams add interest. In addition to the brand’s well-loved sandwashed silk, crepe de chine and fine grain satins, new and innovative fabrics include body form stretch lace and crepe.
The collection continues to expand the label’s signature range of Additions, which work perfectly layered to transform a look throughout the day and night. Standout pieces of the collection include ‘Foustine’, the Chantilly lace high neck overdress with fishtail skirt and ‘Calla’ and ‘Canya’ – flower bomb explosion beauties that can be worn separately or together for maximum impact.