Well yippee! It’s the weekend! I hope you’ve got fabulous plans and whatever you’re up to, I hope you see at least a peek of sunshine at some point! If you’re currently looking for an extra special outfit for yourself, a bridesmaid or even your Mum then let me introduce you to the 2018 Cocktail Collection from Pronovias. Full of delicious styles, this collection is as wonderful as you’d expect. Pronovias are well known for the style and quality of their designs and this new collection is, as you’ll see, very special indeed…
Barcelona-based label, Pronovias, design their Cocktail collection to be elegant, timeless, versatile and super comfortable. As you’ll see, there’s a huge range of styles and shapes in the collection plus a few fashion-forward jumpsuits too. I just love the designs, from the stripped back silhouettes to the embellished dresses, there really is something for everyone here. Whether your invitation is to a wedding, party, summer ball or gala event, Pronovias will have the perfect outfit for you.
I spoke to Hervé Moreau from Pronovias to find out more and to give us all a little bit of summery inspiration:
Tell us a little bit more about the 2018 Pronovias Cocktail Collection…
“The new and incredibly elegant Pronovias Cocktail 2018 Collection has been designed to make women shine in the most special of moments. The magical combination of shapes and fabrics is the essence that reveals the exquisiteness of the designs, which are ideal in order to feel like the perfect guest on the best occasions.”
“The delicateness with which the mermaid silhouette runs down the contours of the female body makes it the dominating classic in terms of shape. Open and deep-V backs gain prominence in many of the designs, revealing the brand’s firm desire to enhance feminine sensuality and sophistication. Off-the-shoulders, asymmetric, crisscross, or V-necklines give traditional silhouettes new twists, while floral patterns and detailing give new range to this festive collection.”
What are the key styles and colours for summer celebrations?
“The elegance of black and metallic shades stand out amidst the multi-coloured palette that provide the collection with its freshness. The chromatic range of colours such as red, blue and green grow, allowing for details of the gemstones and thread embroideries inspired by botanical motifs to blend gently into the shades of each gown.”
“The new exclusive cocktail collection offers many possibilities and is a true reflection of the good taste of the women who wish to shine in style on the most special of occasions.”
In your opinion, what makes the perfect summer outfit? What are the absolute must-haves for summer?
“For this summer, we’re loving the bright coloured dress options in our 2018 Preview Collection! Green shades that are on trend with Pantone’s 2017 colour of the year, Greenery, are a solid bet, especially for outdoor affairs.”
“This summer, cocktail look must-haves would likely include unique backs, floral detailing, weightless skirts that go with the flow, practical side pockets, and clutches and hair accessories that complement your outfit.”
There’s so much to choose from in your new collection! What dresses would you pick out for a summer country wedding, a chic city affair and a classically formal wedding?
Good examples for a summer country wedding would be: Griega, Griselda and Gramoe. The pretty bodice of Griega and that thigh-high split make this a floaty yet feminine design.
Good examples for a chic city affair would be: Graf, Gramercy, Gremo and Granada. Gremo has a sophisticated fitted waistline and the jeweled neckline is just perfection.
Good examples for a classically formal wedding would be: Grata, Grecos, Grand and Grase. Grecos is the ultimate cocktail dress – it almost looks like it’s been painted on to you! Sequins, a one-shouldered bodice and a high leg split really show off your figure.
Do you have any advice for anyone choosing a special summer outfit?
“Wear what you feel comfortable and beautiful in – as long as you’re comfortable, you’ll be sure to enjoy the festivities and are more much likely to feel like the best version of yourself.”
The British weather is notoriously unreliable in summer – how would you suggest we adapt out outfits for super-hot, cool or rainy days?
“Dresses like Griega or Green that have high slits in the skirt allow for you to stay cool if it does turn out to be a very warm day/night. Whereas our sequinned evening gowns might be better for cooler weather as the fabric breathes less and is a heavier, sturdier option than say an airy tulle frock!”
What makes the Cocktail Collection so special?
“The secret of this collection lies in the meticulous composition of shapes, materials and fabrics, which manage to create a unique delicateness. Glimmering sequin embroideries take centre stage, while the two-piece optical illusion is still present in many dresses; and the jewelled bodice combined with a skirt is one of the greatest designs of the season. The classic crepe is joined by other fabrics such as printed Mikado and tulle embroidered in colourful thread.”
When will the 2018 Pronovias Cocktail Collection arrive with retailers?
“The Pronovias Cocktail 2018 Preview Collection should already be available in Pronovias’ stores everywhere. The upcoming entire 2018 Collection will be available in stores starting in September, October 2017.”
Thank you so much to Hervé Moreau for taking the time to talk us through the new collection – now I just need those glamorous summer invitations to start flooding in!
For more information on the 2018 Cocktail Collection from Pronovias, including pricing details and stockists, just take a look at their website. Of course, while you’re there, you can definitely take a look at the Atelier Pronovias and Pronovias bridal collections too and even book yourself an appointment at their flagship London store.