Summer Nights

As the evenings grow warm and languorous, Dilettante offers you a wardrobe of fresh attitudes for all evenings great and small.

Above: The crushed textures of this jacket by Issey Miyake ME offset the graphic streamlines of a Pleats Please high-neck dress.

Above left: Nonchalance is elevated to a fine art with the casual draping of Ann Demeulemeester's salmon satin top, paired with long-line Song for the Mute trousers. Finished with Rosa Maria's cognac diamond necklace.

Above right: Ann Demeulemeester's asymmetrical shirting and pinstripe trousers lend an original spin to timeless monochromatic chic. Demeulemeester's signature feather necklaces and tinted glasses by Kuboraum provide colourful focal points.

Above: Plan C's matching polka dot skirt and blouse are dressed down with sneakers (model's own) for an entirely sophisticated, yet charmingly casual look.

Above left: Christian Wijnants marries contemporary draping with playful retrofuturism in this showstopping silver minidress.

Above right: Plan C injects nostalgic details into modern Italian tailoring to create a compelling and irreverent collage of sartorial convention. Pictured, the tartan jacket and ruff-necked shirt paired with wide-cut trousers in olive.

Above: With his signature draping and subdued palette, Rick Owens offers a minimal but irrefutably luxurious perspective on contemporary glamour. Pictured, a tonal, earthy pairing of Owens' cashmere-blend stole with a drape-neck blouse.

Above left: Moody and poetic, Ann Demeulemeester's wine-red blouse and pinstripe trousers summon sentimental notions of the original Parisian boheme.

Above right: A playful clash of textures courtesy of Plan C's striped knitwear and Issey Miyake ME's micropleated turtleneck. Elevated with Kuboraum's distinctly directional eyewear.

Above left: The deceptively simple silhouette off Ann Demeulemeester's dress belies its pared-back detailing and luxurious realisation in rich, gently crushed chocolate satin. Kuboraum's bold, round sunglasses imbue a little mystery.

Above right: Decisive and directional accessories lend a fierce and magnetically rebellious attitude. Kuboraum's tinted glasses, Rosa Maria's statement diamond and beer quartz cocktail ring, and Ann Demeulemeester's iconic feather necklace combine to perfectly punctuate Demeulemeester's black shirting.

Above: Dance under neon lights with this hot pink Pleats Please blazer, with a sleek and simple cut to skim the lines of the torso.


Photography by Nick FitzPatrick.
Styling and production by Caeley Wesson.
Hair and makeup by Ash Brockman.
Model Mateen Ismail.
Studio assistance from Megan Alice Bouwer and Benn van den Ende.

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