Wednesday 12th July

| BY Finn Blythe

Aniye By: Ready-to-Wear SS18

The new Cinderella lives in a night motel. Apparently. But that’s certainly something we can get behind, especially if she also happens to have a penchant for McDonalds breakfasts and excessive Uber tabs. Sure, you might call us crazy, but we’ve found our sister in Aniye By. The likeness doesn’t stop there though; her new summer slogan,”Be-you-tiful”, is also striking a chord with us. But this is about the new collection. Shown in Milan, Aniye By is all about re-inventing the concept of luxury, as evidenced here with their fine lace meets Rock & Roll aesthetic, fleeces that melded with delicate nets and wedding chiffon felt like a combination of street style and red-carpet pazazz. We’re big fans. There was plenty of layering on show too; floral print dresses were joined by knitwear or sat atop block coloured pullovers. Elsewhere deconstructed skirts were tucked in with t-shirts emblazoned with ‘The American Dream,’ a theme we were left in no doubt over with that stars and stripes Bardot number, and Janis Joplin’s ‘Piece of My Heart’, which signalled the end of the evening’s fun. Molto bella, we’ll see each other again soon.