And what a deliciously romantic, fresh, fanciful, and flirty story it is!
Picture a romance that starts in the freshness and promise of spring, and stretches into the warm, fervent embrace of summer. This is the spirit that popular British fashion brand, Dune, embodies in its Spring-Summer collection for 2017.
The brand’s new video, in fact, depicts this with the creative help of renowned photographer and filmmaker Rankin, in a visual narrative starring Game of Thrones star Nathalie Emmanuel as “the Girl” and model/chef Isaac Carew as “the Boy.” Aptly titled A Love Affair, the short film has the couple cavorting through the streets of London, in a whirlwind romance marked by vivacious passion – and eye-catching, breathtaking shoes.
A hint of drama
Dune’s latest collection is emboldened by the drama of embellishment, working together to make a dramatic, fierce statement. After all, who doesn’t enjoy a fiery romance? Think: crushed velvet, rose gold metallic leather, glittery gems, sparkly studs, faux pearls, and unique, bespoke trim adorning Dune’s classic block heeled shoes and statement slides. Even sneakers and kicks get a touch of ferocity, this season, in deep, bold colors and edgy accents.
For men, all-time favorite leather loafers and brogues in an array of materials make distinct first (and second, and third) impressions in the color-palette of the season. Vivid tones, such as royal blue, are splashed on the softest of suede, for the more adventurous man.
That flirty feel
Coy moments are best expressed with the subtlest of pinks and muted reds, as life is viewed through the rose-colored lenses of love. Blush is big, this season, and shows up not only on the cheeks of lovers, but also on Dune’s footwear and accessories. Floral prints, on the other hand, lend a feel of feminine fun, in flirty hues and patterns, and appear on high-heeled, pointy-toed pumps, open sandals, flats, and more. Ballet flats, in an assortment of colors and designs, are the best choice for those in a twirl of giddy joy.
Purses, satchels and bags come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with the mini-bag staying strong in the collection.
Put a spring in your step, as you step into spring; and let that lighthearted feeling of amour carry you straight into summer, with Dune.
Dune London stores are located at Central Square in Bonifacio High Street Central, Ayala Center Cebu, Bonifacio High Street, Estancia in Capitol Commons, Greenbelt 5 and Rustan’s Makati. Follow @dune_london_ph on Instagram for more information.
By ANGIE DUARTE