Amanda Wakeley: a story of modern glamour

10/11/2015

A sneak peak into Amanda Wakeley Mayfair boutique and her Spring/Summer 2016 collection via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Living a life in and through Amanda Wakeley clothes is an experience as sensual as it is addictive. Lucky those women who can casually stroll into her Mayfair boutique for an elegant ensemble and a complimentary dose of allure...

Because the world she created is a fashion fantasy. The shop itself, with its warm and inviting atmosphere and air of modern glamour, is a kind of place I would be happy to call my ideal home. It's flawless in every way, from the dark parquet floors, slate fire places, brass details, one of a kind listed staircase that has seen some of the most elegant couture shows of the 1920s to the light streaming through the floor-to-ceiling windows bouncing off a custom made chandelier in the Drawing room in a myriad of rainbow coloured rays. 

Suddenly I realise that taking inspiration from Santiago Calatravas designs for her latest collection that marked a 25-year anniversary of the brand is nothing but an extension of Wakeley's love for all things beauty being it fashion, style, nature or, as it becomes clear, art and architecture.

The result - a fluid, strong, modern and yet very weightless and feminine Spring/Summer 2016, Wakeley's style - strict and minimal lines of the trousers, flowy tops held by wide ribbons or barely there spaghetti straps mimicking the structure of Calavatra's buildings, oversized sweaters spotting organza details, and very simple, almost slab-like, shirts and day dresses often cinched at the waist to create the most flattering silhouette - all skilfully executed to perfection from cashmere, silk, suede and pleated raffia in the dreamiest, softest hues of silvery grey and blush rose, and strong and bold cobalt blue and classic black.



In my mind I was already in love with the collection after watching the livestream - the way everything moved, in a dreamy slow dance, was enchanting. Now I could see it in person, appreciate the details and touch every piece, I was in heaven, absolute HEAVEN! Admittedly, outside I might have looked (almost) calm, but inside the heart was dancing. 

Leaving it all behind was the hardest part, talking about these clothing - one of the easiest things I have ever had to do.

On the final note - if you have a wedding, ball or something very special coming up, do me a favour and buy one of the gowns (and then stop by Aquazzura across the street for the shoes) - and live a moment of your life in and through Amanda Wakeley vision. I promise, it'll feel like a fairy tale.

Amanda Wakeley Spring/Summer 2016 via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Amanda Wakeley Spring/Summer 2016 via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Amanda Wakeley Spring/Summer 2016 via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Amanda Wakeley Spring/Summer 2016 via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Amanda Wakeley Spring/Summer 2016 via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Amanda Wakeley Spring/Summer 2016 via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Amanda Wakeley Spring/Summer 2016 via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Amanda Wakeley Spring/Summer 2016 via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Amanda Wakeley Spring/Summer 2016 via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Amanda Wakeley Spring/Summer 2016 via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Amanda Wakeley Spring/Summer 2016 via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Amanda Wakeley Spring/Summer 2016 via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Amanda Wakeley Spring/Summer 2016 via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Amanda Wakeley Spring/Summer 2016 via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Amanda Wakeley Spring/Summer 2016 via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Amanda Wakeley Spring/Summer 2016 via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Amanda Wakeley Spring/Summer 2016 via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Amanda Wakeley Spring/Summer 2016 via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Amanda Wakeley Spring/Summer 2016 via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Amanda Wakeley Spring/Summer 2016 via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Amanda Wakeley Spring/Summer 2016 via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Amanda Wakeley Spring/Summer 2016 via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Amanda Wakeley Spring/Summer 2016 via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Amanda Wakeley Spring/Summer 2016 via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Amanda Wakeley Spring/Summer 2016 via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Amanda Wakeley Spring/Summer 2016 via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Amanda Wakeley Spring/Summer 2016 via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Amanda Wakeley Spring/Summer 2016 via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Photo source: personal, taken by me, Amanda Wakeley Spring/Summer 2016 RTW collection c/o Amanda Wakeley, livingly.com and style.com

19 comments:

  1. wow so much inspiration coming to me through this post. beautiful garments everywhere
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  2. This is what I call a talented designer, beutiful collection!

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  3. A huge fan of Amanda's aesthetic - clean yet very glam.
    Edita
    http://www.pret-a-reporter.co.uk/

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  4. Love the whole collection! Everything is so lightweight and feminine I want to try it))
    Thank you for sharing this inspiration!

    Tanya
    www.StripesNVibes.com
    BlogLovin

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  5. wow
    you have such a nice blog!!!!!
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  6. The collection looks stunning. I love the grey dress, it's a beauty.

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  7. I often think I must my best chance at wearing couture because I didn't go for it when I got married. If I were to do it all over again, I would happily choose the second last dress in this post, what a stunning piece! And perfect for a non-traditional bride... or anyone, really.
    xox,
    Cee

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    1. I didn't have a wedding dress either and would absolutely choose something like this if I had a chance. The dress you like looks absolutely stunning in person, just stunning.

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  8. I am loving everything! I love how the pieces are classic and simple but there's so much different textures, lengths, and cut that it creates such a chic and fashion forward look! Great inspo!

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    1. They really are beautiful! The textures truly are gorgeous and so wonderful to the touch.

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  9. The clothes are beautiful and of high quality too.

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  10. Every piece in this collection is exquisite.
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  11. I love this style very much!
    kisses Gi.

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  12. Beautiful collection. I like the clean designs; these are clothes that I can identify with.

    LUXESSED

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  13. What a beautiful collection! I love the silver gowns :)

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    1. Me too. They are even more stunning in person...

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  14. Really,really,really LOVE collection....
    Absolutely my favorite from the last time!
    And,thankyou so much for enjoyable video here:)))
    In the moving it looks totally beyond words....

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  15. Amazing collection . How I would love to be able to shop in that store. I adore these fresh looks, easy , fresh and wearable. Adore the pink dress with the black straps and that op art gown is incredible!
    xx, Elle
    http://www.mydailycostume.com

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