Behind The Dress - Latin Influence

Talulah’s Creative Director Kelli Wharton takes inspiration from the arts; however music, art and dance have always had a huge influence on women’s fashion.
From Balenciaga’s 1951 masterpiece, to Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring '15 collection, Latin influence has proven to be one of fashion's most popular trends, and for good reason.  Bold jewellery, slicked hair, vivid powerful colour pallets, and silhouettes that celebrate the feminine form, how can one not be inspired by such vivacious fashion choices?

Spanish culture and Latin influence shaped a number of collections at the SS16 shows: Proenza Schouler, Oscar de la Renta, and Roberto Cavalli, just to name a few. Exaggerated ruffles, tiered silhouettes, off the shoulder styles, bold hues, and high slits; it's no wonder that designers continue to return to this powerful evocative trend.


We also look to the 2002 Frida documentary staring Salma Hayek as a wonderful, vibrant depiction of this trend. Frida Khalo was a national icon, feminist, artist, muse and undeniable fashion icon. Frida stood for women of her time to be accepted as striking, courageous, ambitious and magnificent. With a drama ’esque approach to feminine shapes, in this film we see how Latin inspired dressing emulates such confidence from the wearer. 

Talulah’s new Lacey High Neck Dress, and the Sabra Frills Dress are a beautiful blend of theatrical and wearable, a must have for the SS16 season. Teamed with a slick ponytail, strappy heels and bold earrings, this trend can be worn from resort to restaurant anywhere in the world. For a daytime look team with wedged espadrilles, or laced flats, with a fringed bag for the ultimate fiesta feel. If you fear colour, why not opt for a Latin-inspired LBD like the Quite A Show Full Midi Dress, or the Flow With Me Mini Dress , perfect for cocktails with the girls, date night, or your next special event.

What's the best thing about this trend? Women of all ages can wear this trend, it's simply a case of tempering the look, so that you feel confident and comfortable.

Put on your dress, a bold lip, and a smile and it's

Estoy listo para la fiesta!!




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