If you’ve got a massive box of ostentatious costume jewellery lying around and you don’t know what to do with it, camilla and marc have answers. Clusters of heavy crystal jewellery provide both the accessories and the signature print for the designers’ Resort 2012 collection, The Radicals, which takes inspiration from the lavish architecture and interiors of Versailles.
Shot by Bec Parsons in some lavish interior of Sydney, the book stars model-of-the-moment Nicole Pollard in a slew of opulent outfits that make floaty dresses and thongs seem like seriously ill-considered holiday choices. Heavy metallics, glossy taffeta, and a shiny coated snakeskin are used to excellent effect in cleanly structured dresses and separates, with silhouettes which are so reminiscent of ritzy île-de-France lodgings.
All those heavy textures and Dello Russo embellishments are made appropriate for normal life with clean tailoring. Stand-out pieces include a taffeta suit in shiny duck egg blue that doesn’t look at all like your high school prom dress got a sex change, and anything bearing that aforementioned print of magnified jewellery clusters. This opulent collection is further affirmation of the gap between the sibling designers’ C&M diffusion and their luxe mainline, and why we’re still willing to make some ill-considered financial decisions to own a piece of the latter.
The Radicals is available online now at www.camillaandmarc.com
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