Say hello to Kelly Love – and her exclusive Fashion Detective Designer Edit

Ready for Spring? Then get a load of this 100% silk Petals of the Rose dress with contrast binding, as chosen for a special Fashion Detective edit by the designer, Kelly Love.

Ahhhh. The sunshine is breaking through the Monday morning fog and the weather forecast is promising high-teen temperatures for this afternoon. Spring is upon us, people.

What better time to introduce you to the fabulous designer, Kelly Love with an exclusive edit of her SS12 Collection for Fashion Detective…

Kelly Love’s SS12 Collection is inspired by “days of childhood bliss”; think fairytales, outdoor games, and picnics in a meadow with a twist of old fashioned femininity, vintage lingerie and 1930s cocktail party attire. This midi length Lilies in the Water dress is made from 100% silk and has a lush clashing print at the hem.
I really love this from the Australian-born London-based designer: The Posies in my Pocket Robe, a 1930’s kimono shape made from 100% Silk with an exclusive print.
The collection is all about grown-up fantasy and edgy dreaminess – this look features the Daisies in Bloom cropped top and Garden of the Night trousers. Kelly says: “The top is made from 100% silk and features appliqued French lace flowers, a pleated jersey waistband & side buttons. The trousers are 100% sandwashed silk and have a high waist, fabric waist tie, ankle grazing length & metal ankle zips.”
If you’re not mad about flowers, Kelly’s final choice for Fashion Detective should get you excited. The sandwashed silk Garden of the Night dress, which has a racer back, captures the unbridled romance and eternal essence of childhood that inspired Kelly’s collection, but pop it on with baseball boots and a hooded cardi and you’ve got the ultimate, funky 2012 festival look.

Big thanks to Kelly for sharing her five favourite pieces with us – and if you’re loving the collection as much as me, be sure to leave a comment…

For more information contact Kelly Love.

Written by Johanna Payton