We’ve decided to just start calling Keira Knightley ‘She Of The Amazing Dresses’, because quite honestly, we’ve never seen so many incredible frocks belonging to one woman. Prada, Giambattista Valli, Valentino, Chanel- Keira’s wardrobe is starting to read like a fashion week schedule, and we’ve moved beyond mild wardrobe fascination into full blown, can’t-hide-it-anymore obsession.
Let’s just take a minute to appreciate her latest triumph. Taken straight from Simone Rocha’s SS15 catwalk, Keira’s dress for the British Independent Film Awards was an icy metallic, sleeveless beauty with cloque detail, asymmetric panels and (our favourite bit) marabou feather trim. Yes, Keira’s rocking spring feathers in December! She’s basically our hero.
In her honour, we’ve decided that our new, must-have style combo is most definitely brocade and feathers. While it’s bang-on for festive parties, it’s also a fresh update on the gazillions of feathery, faux-fur trims we’ve been inundated with on the high street of late. We tracked down an amazing brocade coat from Minpink to help you channel Keira’s knock-out twosome, but we’d also suggest raiding your rails for existing textured treats to work together. Pair a jacquard shift with a feathered cape, for example, or team a feather-hem top with brocade trews. You’ll be leading the fash pack in no time.
The best bit is we can rock this right now, but will still be one step ahead come the new year, given that this is a trend stolen straight from the SS15 runway. Thank you Keira, you’ve just upped our Christmas party game…
By Hannah Banks-Walker