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I wanted to reproduce this magical and exquisite print for a long time. I love Navy with Gold or mustard – i think it’s a much underestimated colour pairing. When i found this print, although this may sound slightly irrational – but i was speechless!

The rich french navy base suits and flatters most skin tones and the chartreuse gold leaves move the print into both day and evening wear. Then the sprinkle or small flowers break up the strength of the gold and add extra interest. Could this be the perfect print?

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This is based on an original American 1940s print – and it proves how vibrant prints were (not dowdy as some would say). It’s a fairly large repeat which created a small challenge of not using it for designs that had many pieces – so we came up with the new ‘Ingrid’ dress (pictured above) which is also based on an American original. The simple bodice and 2 piece skirt means that the print is given the space it needs to spread out in all its glory.

We’ve also made our bestselling Ava dress in the gold leaf – as shown below and modelled by @Wilhelminaaffera

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At a time of year when most are wearing red, black and a dash of sequins or glitter – this print will stand out from the crowd. Still party wear but makes a statement of its own – great for non-conformers 🙂

to see our full range of gold leaf – click here

December 5th, 2018

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