Even before the garments could work their magic, the French champagne on tap, tasteful cheese and cracker platter, fresh fruit bowl and violinists, managed to impress the large gathering of fashionistas.
It almost felt like walking into a Spanish backyard with wall-creeping vines, while everyone being seduced by the cello playing in the background.
What was even better was that, Thurley\’s Spring Summer 11/12 collection would make you want to holiday in Spain.
This elegant, feminine and lavish collection has taken inspiration from the best aspects of the Western and Eastern culture.
Designer, Helen O\’Connor, held on to her label\’s aesthetic of sophistication and poise, while embracing the oriental style of silhouette definition.
With lavish pleats and fringe detailing, Helen has taken Thurley to a whole new level this year. Antique sequins, opulent embellishments and exotic feathers, were the highlights of the evening. The colour palette was circling around dirt brown, charcoal black, sparkling silver, and a surprise visit by a standalone siren red dress.
The beauty trend of the night can be summed up in one word â€“ shine!
Imagine illuminated cheeks and brow bones, rough (untouched) eyebrows and nude lips. The hair trend was simple â€“ a tight and sleek ponytail that didn\’t get in the way of the garments.
This intricate collection will be available from October 2011 onwards.
Photos were taken on the Samsung NX100 camera, with no flash which is currently on loan to us.