A few days ago, I was invited to a store opening of a British clothing labeI I had never heard of before. Curious as I am, I eagerly went to Montreal's Centre Rockland to discover the luxurious and utterly feminine world of Karen Millen.
The first Canadian store of the brand features chic separates such as their iconic biker jacket in a butter-soft leather as well light and on-trend summer essentials.
But it's their beautiful assortment of figure flattering dresses that caught my eyes. With their brilliant embroidered designs, gorgeous embellishments or contemporary prints, the dresses combine classic elegance with modern tailoring. While some dresses are made for everyday wear, I have seen several ones that can easily be taken from day to night paired with the proper accessories.
Aside from the polished European aesthetic, I must say that I have been quite impressed with the attention to details. The quality and craftsmanship of every single item from their SS14 collection is simply breathtaking. From the simple t-shirt to the elaborated evening dress, the brand is about impeccable cut and fabulous fabric to achieve an elegant and comfortable silhouette.
I had so much fun trying on various dresses with the help of their attentive staff. I did eventually fell for a body-hugging sheath in a bold, yet sophisticated Jacquard. I even wore the dress the following day at the opening cocktail for the Romero Britto exhibition. And I just can't wait to wear it again, it's such a true modern-day lady dress.
Welcome to town Karen Millen, I have a feeling I will see you again quite soon.