A FANTASY COLLECTION FOR THE WOMAN WHO HAS EVERYTHING
Let me start by saying that over-the-top isn’t always a bad thing. Like, say, for example, in a Farah Angsana collection. There are rich hues, lots of sparkle, glitter and bling, and very little subtlety.
This is a collection designed for the successful (or, at least, well-off) woman who wants the world to know she’s not wearing knock-off anything. It is an expensive line, and it looks it. And that’s okay. It’s not tacky or ostentatious, just very rich.
Evening wear could be soft, as in a full-skirted royal blue dress in chiffon, or edgy, as in a shiny animal-type print in the same blue and black. Day wear was a bit more edgy, but all beautifully cut and tailored, and screaming “success!” Pants were slim and form-fitting (believe me, if you can afford to buy Farah Angsana, you can afford to be thin), jackets were structured.
And everything seemed to shine, from the sleek, jewel-toned solids to the glimmering embellishments on dresses, tops and jackets.
This is a collection most of us can only dream about wearing, but it’s a joy to look at, right down to the jaw-dropping final piece, a see-through (and I mean completely see-through) gown made modest only by a few well-placed peacock feathers. For so many reasons, it’s a collection to aspire to.
Photography: Anton Brookes