Sunday 9th September

| BY Dino Bonacic

Self-Portrait: Ready-to-Wear SS19

It’s psychedelia time at Self-Portrait SS19. Turning New York into a pumped-up, contemporary version of Swinging Sixties-era London, Han Chong hosted a show-stopping celebration of joyful fashion. And the only rule is: more is more is more. You’ve got it all here – mismatched prints, multicoloured knits, signature patterned crochets and even the dreaded clash of black and navy. Breaking all rules, yet remaining her classic Upper East Side elegant side, the Self-Portrait girl is bolder than ever. So bold, she even wears a lurex jumper under her swimsuit. Because, why not

This is the show you ought to remember once you start packing for your next holiday. All the colourful maxi dresses and oversized silky bags scream: “Take me to Ibiza!”. And don’t mind if we do. Dancing on the beach, sipping on some strong cocktails and enjoying the sound of the sea breeze – the activities inspired by this collection are endless. The looks seemed lightweight, yet were absolutely statement-making – and that’s us in a nutshell! Just take us there already, with a suitcase full of Self-Portrait SS19.

Photograps by Jason-Lloyd Evans.