I’ve had Hermione de Paula on my heart-eyes radar for ages, and thought it was about time I showed you in full just what I love about her modern designs.
I adore the playful details such as the wedding day date embroidered right there into the design, as above, and the confident sexiness of that thigh-high split (below) dealing an unexpected sucker-punch just when you thought it was a reasonably conservative dress.
On her website, it sums up her ethos better than I can:
“Working more as an artist than a typical fashion designer, Hermione celebrates the flora and fauna of the landscape around us: secret messages combine with flowers in disguise and paradisiacal prints for you to find.”
And Harpers Bazaar US said,
“Her flair for ‘Romantic Surrealism’ results in designs that surprise upon closer inspection.”
Now if that doesn’t leave you aching to see more, I don’t know what to do with you.
And can we just stop and appreciate the lingerie and veils, too?