In the latest instalment of Mariya's Diary, learn about Aspinal's Spring/Summer '17 Presentation exclusively from behind the scenes.
An Early Start
Nothing starts a day better than a healthy, fuel-filling breakfast at the glamorous Claridges Hotel. Smoked salmon with a dash of lemon with a green smoothie gave me the energy and adrenaline to power through the day and muse about our new Spring/Summer 2017 collection with passion.
What I wore
Pastels are the key colours for our new Spring/Summer '17 collection, inspired by London's enchanted Notting Hill streets.
I therefore opted for a Miu Miu simple trapeze silhouette dress in a soft peach. Detailed with crystal art-deco, the 1930s theme of the Claridges ballroom was the influence on my outfit.
To complete my look, I paired my latest discovery (rose gold shoes from Gianvitto Rossi) with an Aspinal Lottie Bag, also in Rose Gold from our SS17 collection, available to buy next year.
To keep the chill off, I covered my shoulders with a jacquard coat from Millie.
The Perfect Setting
Quintessentially British, the glamorous and timeless Claridges Hotel is the best venue to represent our brand and new SS17 collection. Located just a few steps away from our Mayfair boutique on Brook street, Claridges was a perfect fit for the occasion.
An Aspinal Cab
Three brightly coloured Aspinal Taxis have been created especially for the occasion. On hand at Claridges to transport guests to and from the event, the blossom pink, misty blue and ivory cabs will be zooming around London for the next few months!
Aspinal x Michelle Dockery
We are extremely proud to announce our new collaboration with celebrated and quintessentially British actress Michelle Dockery.
The story behind the collaboration was a coveted vintage bag once owned by Michelle's grandmother. This memory was the inspiration for the collection which we created with Michelle for the Aspinal of London x Michelle Dockery collection.
A Beautiful Soul
We love to support young British designers! Some stunning prints from London boutique Beautiful Soul have been featured on some old Aspinal favourites, such as the Mini Trunk and the Lottie. Look out for a little bee hiding amongst the flowers!
To discover more about our Spring/Summer '17 collection, take a look at our Instagram account @aspinaloflondon.