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1950’s London after dark

London in the 1950’s 

Today, London is bustling, vibrant city with a buzzing nightlife and even if we step back in time we can see that this aspect of our great city has not changed! We have teamed up with The Museum of London to introduce their London Nights photography exhibition exploring the glittering club scene to late night commuters. We were totally inspired to create a lookbook featuring our Spring and Summer collection that would have complimented the swinging 50’s era in the UK.
To celebrate our collaboration, we have a special offer for our lovely customers at Collectif so keep on reading to find out more!
Outfits: Trixie doll dress, Dolores top plain, Winifred fishtail skirt
Accessories: Amelia clutch, Glamour diamante jewellery setHallie pearl heart clutch, Pearl necklace with diamante bow
Our first theme features our Night out in the 50’s inspired look using fit and flare shape, off-the-shoulder cuts combined with a glamorous fishtail to create the elegance found in the 1950’s. The choice of the grey scale photography compliments London Nights fusion of historical, conceptual and contemporary imagery. A little black dress is a timeless, chic beauty that is always relevant – no matter what century! We have teamed our gals in pearls and classic diamonds with appropriate clutch bags to compliment the overall look.

Dresses: Vanessa plain swing dressNina evening swing dress
Accessories: Claudia pearl clutch
For our next look we explore our ModCloth x Collectif collection with our Nina evening swing dress and Vanessa plain swing dress which inspired our formal evening look. They’re both perfect with a petticoat for that added, extra extravagance! Our Nina comes complete with floral and lace details that compliment the sheer fabric – she’s definitely a show stopper!
Lets not forget our stunning Vanessa made from a luxurious navy satin fabric and paired with a wide fabric sash is made from a contrast ivory satin and is long enough to tie in a large bow at the waist. To add that something extra we teamed our beautiful satin dress with our Claudia pearl clutch to compliment the ivory sash.

Dresses: Frida 40’s floral swing dress Caterina 40’s floral swing dress
Accessories: Double hair rose clip

For our third and final lookbook we were inspired by our Caterina and Frida cuts which were very common shapes in the 1950’s. We’re loving floral prints teamed with floral hair pieces to embody a truly vintage style. Both of our bespoke designs were created in collaboration with ModCloth and represent that soft, feminine and romantic vibe straight from the 50’s!

The Museum of London are excited to give you – our lovely Collectif cuties, 20%  off tickets when booking online with code: COLLECTIF20! Find your tickets here and explore London Nights photography that will reflect every corner, from the brightly lit centre to the outer reaches of the city! There will also be a range of programmed events happening in relation to the exhibition including evening, weekday and weekend workshops and events. For more details please visit their website!

London Nights will be running from 11th May 2018 – 11th November 2018
Open until 9.30pm every Friday.

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