Tawn C. is always a go-to for a ‘blow-them-away’ frock. While many designers seem to prefer designs that are challenging for the mere mortal to wear – yes, crop tops, cut-away dresses and cocoon-shoulders, I’m talking about you – Tawn C. obviously loves the female form, and his designs set it off a treat.
The latest Autumn/Winter collection, The Midnight Garden, is heavily influenced by those dreamy Halston dresses we all think of when daydreaming of the stylish seventies. Think flowing dresses with plenty of movement pulled in at the waist, gold lame and even a jumpsuit. Who needs to rummage through musty vintage shops when you can get something fabulous, brand new and entirely free of moth damage?
While jumpsuits and lame may lead you to believe this collection is more dress-up-box than sophisticated and stylish, you couldn’t be more wrong. There’s a timelessness about these feminine designs – as there tends to be with any design that genuinely flatters a woman’s figure.
Experimental designers, take note. The colour palate is simple and adds glamour and richness to the line; royal purple, black and just enough shimmering gold and metallic hues to make it fun and luxe, but never over the top.
The collection was inspired by Tawn C’s imaginings of a stylish woman’s trip to Paris, and if you’re planning a glamorous evening in the City of Light, winding up with a stroll through a perfectly lit Place de la Concorde, then the collection’s pussycat bow detailing, lacy blouses, Chanel-esque tweed jacket and a ruffled full-length waterfall skirt completes an elegant picture.
With this collection each piece has enough of a quirk to keep it relevant, but also still classic enough to keep as a hot favourite in your wardrobe for years to come. I can’t wait to stock my wardrobe with structured, sweeping skirts, vampish see-through lace shirts, and mohair jackets. Prepare to be seriously seduced.
Tawn C is available at:
Tawn C. Flagship Store, Gaysorn Shopping Centre, 3rd floor |0 2656 2108
Tawn C. Closet Boutique, Central Chidlom Department Store, 2nd floor, Thai Designer Zone |08 0262 5556