Ph. by Harris Kyprianou
Wearing: White ruffled top - Stradivarius | Velvet dress - Zara | Glitter Socks - Weekday stores | Sneakers - Gucci | Sunglasses - Alain Mikli | Earrings - H&M | Blazer - Vintage

Viva la velvet for this season (and all GUCCI everything). On the one hand, velvet: there is something about A/W16 fashion that goes beyond a simple call to a layering action. Point taken; thing is, layer what! Last season, it was mostly about thin layers of silk and linen, we are now moving to thicker opulent materials that seem like begging to be touched. Gorgeous velvet in all possible forms; and yes there is a take for everyone! 
On the other hand, Mr. Alessandro Michele (otherwise known as lallo25 for for his Insta devotees) has made something like a ' dressing renaissance'.. and as Leandra very well said, changed how we (that's an excellent read, I'd suggest you give it a go)! 
Gucci has me purring with fashion satisfaction.. not only because the collections are Capital-A awesome and neither because the styling and overall aesthetics are beyond.. but also because I fancy mr. Lallo himself. You see him before the clothes. Individuality, identity, character and a passionate energy nowhere to be seen. Just yes!

A. x

Special thanks to artist Ignatios Mitrofanous