Some Like It Hot: Debenhams does Dolce
BY LIZZIE, WOMENSWEAR EDITOR ON 25 APR 2012 17:39 TRENDSCOMMENTS
In September 2011, we officially fell in love.
Back at Milan Fashion Week, the Dolce & Gabbana spring/summer ’12 catwalk was a stunning display of dazzling bright colours, unique prints and – dare we say it – even Pat Butcher style earrings. The quirky style of the whole show meant our hearts were lost, our wardrobes prepped to receive the entire collection.
And then, disaster struck – we checked our bank balance. Even in our flushest of spring/summer seasons, there’s no way our bank manager is ever going to allow us to stretch to one garment from designers of suck ilk as Dolce & Gabbana, let alone an entire collection.
For a while we accepted that, much like Romeo and Juliet, our union with our favourite chilli-inspired print in the SS12 collection was not meant to be. We even had to watch in horror as celebrities, such as Paloma Faith, paraded the print before the paparazzi. When Pixie Geldof rocked up at the Elle Style Awards wearing our dress, on the arm of Debenhams’ designer Henry Holland, we knew we had to find some way to turn up the heat in our own wardrobe…
And then we hit the jackpot. All this time scouring the front rows, flicking through fashion magazines and browsing the web for a sniff of chilli, we found it on our doorstep at Debenhams, within Red Herring to be precise.
A fabulous brand for taking catwalk style and walking it down the high street, we can’t think why we didn’t head to Red Herring sooner. The label’s take on the ‘Dolce delight’ showcases a red chilli print dress, designed with a low back v-neckline that’s perfect for summer. A tie-back fastening completes the style, ready to give us that Paloma/Pixie-esuqe teeny waist.
Saw it. Loved it. Bought it. At only £30.40 (currently reduced from £38) even our bank manager can’t have anything to say about that.
New to the spring/summer collection, the stunning new design from Red Herring should be No. 1 on any fashionista’s wish list – it is on ours! Dolce, dolce, dolce!