THE DESIGNER FOCUS – KELLY SIMPKIN

Meet Kelly Simpkin – the up-and-coming British designer with a flair for feminine silhouettes.

Delicate and divine, Kelly Simpkin’s swoon-worthy SS18 collection will sweep you off of your feet. An abundance of elegant ruffles and seductive necklines, her ladylike cocktail dresses and gowns are enough to start an immediate love affair.

A Camberwell College of Arts Alumni, Simpkin studied fine art in her native London before pursuing her career in design. Famed for her romantic yet modern creations, the London-based fashion designer founded her eponymous womenswear label in 2015. Beloved by celebrities including Rita Ora and Fifth Harmony, Kelly’s dreamy creations have graced the pages of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.

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Kelly’s ethos is simple: to make women look and feel beautiful. Each piece from her SS18 collection is inspired by her travels, spotlighting cultures from around the world as well as her love of all things art and design. Soft pastels, floaty fabrics, and delicate detailing are a Kelly Simpkin signature. Think refined, unfussy cuts, crafted from the most luxurious and sensual materials. Kelly’s use of sheer and opaque fabrics evokes a subtly femininity, whilst her love of cascading ruffles and white lace is reminiscent of old school romance.

The environmentally conscious origins of her new collection also lend to its appeal. Garments from her SS18 offering are crafted from materials sourced through ethically responsible suppliers and finished in-house at her London atelier.

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Channel your inner romantic one of two ways: a floor-length dress, or a chic blouse and skirt combo.  Give your look a sweet yet sexy edge by styling Kelly’s garments with strappy heels and relaxed tailored piece to create cool contrast.  

If Kelly’s use of fluid silhouettes and floaty fabrics have taught us anything, it’s that romance isn’t dead.

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