Daizy Shely's daring heroine

The woman inspiring Daizy Shely for the F/W 2017 collection is independent, strong, energetic and confident. She loves her imperfections flirts with her body and plays with her sexuality. She dislikes cliches and gender stereotypes: her versatile and vaguely ambiguous wardrobe lets her glide from night to day without boundaries or inhibitions.

Contrast and apparent contradictions are the leitmotiv of the collection that we saw on the catwalk. Severe high waisted menswear trousers are worn under sensuous, impalpable forties-style fil coupé dressing gowns with velvet and lurex embroideries. Ultra feminine babydoll dresses borrowed from lingerie casually peek out from under sleek classic wool coats or bomber jackets with marabou collars. High waisted skirt with thigh-high slit is worn with a corset inspired by the wardrobe of Queen Elisabeth I, a super strong woman. Ruffs and tiny rouching adorn jackets and dresses. Ruffle and pastel colors found throughout the collection pay homage to the iconic 16th century queen.

Day and night overlap also in the use of fabrics matched and mixed in an unexpected way. The casual coat made of bulky cable-stitch wool with an unusual texture becomes alluringly sophisticated due to the marabou collar. The romantic dusty blue Chantilly lace dress is "sullied" by a black ribbon. A lurex thread is added to classic lace to make it more wintry and luxurious. The cropped jackets resembling shearling is actually made of gathered ostrich feathers.

Finally large weave fishnet stockings, sleek black hats and Christian Louboutin heels made the collection really amazing!