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Livia Arena - The Fall

Livia Arena's Autumn/Winter range, The Fall, "experiments with notions of how movement and excess fabric make the wearer feel in response to the elements - the level of consciousness and awareness that we attain from our clothing and our surrounds, and the interplay between the two. Asymmetrical draping that falls from the neckline of a dress and flows in the wind, jumpers with frazzled fibres that react to movement and breeze. The collection centres on the visceral experience of winter dressing."

Livia's Cashmere Drape Coat features luxuriously heavy folds of fabric at the back, and the flowy Fall Dress is an effortless asymmetrical take on the traditional shirtdress. Colour highlights of smoky rose and mallard green infuse the otherwise sombre palette, reminiscent of the washed out Winter cityscapes in which we live and move through.

"A study in proportion, asymmetry and motion, the range explores the territory between ladylike draping and tailored sophistication."

MHD now has stock in store and online from the lovely local and independent designer Livia Arena.