This season, say farewell to safe party pieces in favour of unabashed evening wear that pays homage to lavish chinoiserie: think knot-button fastenings, rich textures, mandarin collars and a heavy laden of embroidery. The devil is in the detail.
Dress Shanghai Tang
Dress (worn as skirt) Phase Eight
Bracelet Elizabeth Cole available from Harvey Nichols
Earrings Shanghai Tang
Shoes Sergio Rossi