Last Thursday during Paris fashion week I attended the debut presentation for OMELA
, a new London-based luxury fashion brand with Russian designer Olga Vilshenko at the helm and a design team made up of Balmain, Giles and Galliano alumni. On display was a striking collection of evening dresses in silk charmeuse and printed georgette, most with grosgrain ribbon harnesses - some of which were embellished or embroidered. Leather, super-soft knits and silver fox fur-collared coats and jackets made for chic daywear pieces.
A long wool, cashmere, silk and mohair mix cardigan with silk chiffon panels was so soft and luxurious you wouldn't want to wear anything underneath. It comes in a gorgeous polo neck style as well which you can see on their website
and I find myself still thinking about both and plotting how I can get one of them into my wardrobe! My dreams have been very fashion-focussed lately so maybe some grand plan will reveal itself tonight.
A few of the evening dresses had loose side pleats which contrasted the restrictive feel of the harnesses and made the dress interesting as well as beautiful: