The dreamy Karen Millen x Rui Jiang collab has the best summer wedding guest outfits
16th May 2022
Karen Millen has teamed up with botanical artist Rui Jiang to create an exclusive, one-of-a-kind collection that's perfect for summer event season.
Whether it’s a summer wedding, race meeting or date night, we all need that one outfit that makes an impact, while ushering in the season ahead.
The best summer outfits combine colour and romance with silky, tactile fabrics and delicate floral prints — and the Karen Millen collaboration with botanical artist Rui Jiang does it beautifully.
In an exquisite fashion and art crossover, Rui’s prints have been transposed and artfully placed onto clothing.
More than just a traditional floral print, the London-based artist’s creations are inspired by her adoration of flowers, which she immortalises through incredible watercolour images, often stemmed from buds studied and grown in her own home.
With a particular passion for violas and roses, the silhouette of each piece has been crafted to complement the relevant print. Statuesque shapes are juxtaposed with elegant details, with every high-drama piece in this collection telling its own story.
Romantic yet contemporary, the dreamy collection includes feminine tailored designs, voluminous skirts and trousers and coordinated combinations that are perfect for summer parties and wedding guest outfits.
Softly structured and beautifully cut, the tailored pieces include blazers with waist-cinching tie-belts and ultra-flattering, high-waist trousers.
Unexpected details, such as cross-back tops, shoulder-baring, bar-detail halter necklines and modern hem splits, elevate the pieces beyond the ordinary, while lush, lightweight fabrics make them a dream to wear.
Looking for an easy-breezy outfit for picnics in the park, BBQs and summer soirées? The Wild Rose Garden Border dress with voluminous sleeves, ruched, pin-tucked waistline and full, flared skirt is a season-long go-to.
Want something a little more versatile? The Ivory Hydrangea Garden Flora viscose satin slip dress looks as good with strappy sandals and a clutch as it does with a leather biker jacket and trainers.
Embracing the art of botany, the chic Rui Jiang x Karen Millen collaboration is rooted in vibrancy and optimism. These mood-boosting showstoppers will lift the spirits, while making a serious style statement.
Prices start at €72. Available to shop now at Karen Millen.