Wonderland.

A SELF-PORTRAIT AFFAIR

Gondolas and gowns: Inside a very fancy deep-dive in Venice to celebrate their shimmering Resort 2020 collection.

Self Portrait Resort 2020 Susie Bubble Han Chong
Self Portrait Resort 2020 Susie Bubble Han Chong

Right now, there are sequins everywhere. For those with a magpie eye, the room – the exceptionally luxurious location of Palazzo Brandolini to be exact – is awash with a mesmerising harlequin glare emitting from a floor-sweeping cape here, to a 80s-style puffball top there.

The occasion? A Self-Portrait Affair. An immersive trip to the city of romance, Venice, permitting a lucky bunch to delve shimmer-first into the brand’s highly-anticipated Resort 2020 collection.

Gondala rides. Dinners in intimate Italian restaurants akin to the setting of the Orient Express. Jaw-dropping performances from drag titan Violet Chachki. Day trips to the vibrantly coloured Burano island, world-famous for its needle lace-making – also a mainstay of the Instagram-famous Self-Portrait pieces (previously worn by the likes of Beyoncé, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and former Wonderland cover babe Kristen Stewart). And then the cherry on top: a black-tie ball at the aforementioned palazzo which saw big-time influencers and models – including Susie Bubble, Leomie Anderson and more – all trussed up high-glamour style in the latest collection from Malaysian-born founder Han Chong.

Self Portrait Resort 2020 cape
Self Portrait Resort 2020 Leomie Anderson
Self Portrait Resort 2020 cape
Self Portrait Resort 2020 Leomie Anderson

And the emphasis (and rightly so) on the trip was party and eveningwear. As we loom closer and closer to Christmas, and of course, party season, and our calendars fill up to the brink with festive cheer, it’s never been a more apt time to welcome Self-Portrait’s opulent but affordable collection with open sparkly arms.

Silhouettes come in contrasting panels of lace, mesh and bright poppy colour combinations. Delicious cake tiers of fabric give a playful feel, and staples are reimagined – see a bomber jacket jazzed up with a back of pleated lace. And for those wanting a less dressy – but by no means less impactful – feel, it’s the separates that offer a real full stop on any outfit (think puffball sleeves and frills galore).

Self-Portrait is sold in approximately 300 of the world’s top retailers, including Selfridges, Net- A- Porter, Matchesfashion.com, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Harrods, and Nordstrom. Find out more at self-portrait-studio.com

Self Portrait Resort 2020 Susie Bubble
Self Portrait Resort 2020 Gondala
Self Portrait Resort 2020 Susie Bubble
Self Portrait Resort 2020 Gondala
Violet Chachki on the Self Portrait Resort 2020 trip
Self Portrait Resort 2020 Susie Bubble
Violet Chachki on the Self Portrait Resort 2020 trip
Self Portrait Resort 2020 Susie Bubble
A SELF-PORTRAIT AFFAIR

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