Carla Zampatti

 Carla Zampatti, an Australian fashion designer has over 40 years experience in designer fashion. Carla was born in Italy however she settled with her family in Australia in 1950.

She produced her first small collection for Zampatti Pty Limited in 1965, and two years later she launched the brand nationally. In 1970, she established Carla Zampatti Limited, a label that has now become a very successful band of beautiful clothes, which combine Australian creativity with Italian style.

Over the years, she has expanded her retail network and produced a chain of 32 Carla Zampatti stores and  across Australia. The Carla Zampatti brand is about chic style. Carla’s creative design has been in step with Australian women since the beginning.

Over the past few years I have grown to strongly admire the Carla Zampatti brand due to its modern yet elegant design. Recently, while I was window shopping designer stores in the city, my eye got captured by a stunning outfit dressed on a mannequin in the Carla Zampatti store. Of course I had to go into the shop to have a closer look! As I walked through the boutique graced by many beautiful gowns, I noticed the exceptional quality of the Carla Zampatti brand. With no occasion to wear such a beautiful outfit, I had a good look before I left the store.

I thought I would share My experience with you today for those of you, who have a dressy/ formal occasion coming up and are looking for a simply beautiful and elegant outfit.

Here are some images of the Carla Zampatti winter 2015 collection. ( The collection the beautiful outfit came from.)

( I do not take credit for these photos and to view the whole collection go to the Carla Zampatti website- )

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As seen on the Australian Runway, Silver and metallics are a leading trend for winter/ autumn 2015. The silvery grey colour consistently employed through Carla Zampatti’s 2015 winter collection is extremely elegant and timeless. Such a shade of silver will never go out of fashion, which is fabulous because if you are going to buy from expensive brands like Carla Zampatti,  you want those pieces to last forever.

Silver Stripe Monaco Mini Circle Skirt 

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This gorgeous Polyester circle skirt above, is a knee length striped skirt that sits on the waist and is held by a thick and flattering waistband in the same fabric. The Girly fullness of the skirt is formed through the inclusion of an ivory tulle underlay.

Silver Web Lace Venice Gown 

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This stunning high neck, silver lace evening gown was one of the gowns to be featured in Carla Zampatti’s 2015 winter collection. The sheer lace material reappears throughout the collection in both this evening gown and a blouse. The beautiful outfit that caught my eye consisted of this Blouse   paired with the above polyester circle shirt. The silver lace blouse is currently not on the Carla Zampatti website, however it can be found in Carla’s boutiques.

In my opinion the paring of these two pieces is absolutely gorgeous. Monochromatism has been a popular trend for a few seasons now and the pairing of an all silver outfit confirms to this trend successfully. The second reason why I love this outfit so much is the varying textures and the subtle mixing of patterns. The sheer lace top paired with the polyester and tulle skirt adds a significant amount of interest to the outfit. Mixing Patterns is often a bit of a risk in the fashion world however this outfit reveals it can be done in a very subtle and elegant way. The patterned lace blouse tucked into the striped circle skirt is a great example of how to mix patterns.

Where could I wear this outfit?– This outfit is perfect for several occasions including a semi formal event and a cocktail event/ party.

Where could I buy this outfit?– In the Carla Zampatti boutiques or online:

What to pair with this outfit? 

Jimmy Choo Anouk Heel in Silver $455 FWRD.COM

Stuart Weitzman Nudist $389 PIPERLIME.GAP.COM

Aurora $14 JULEP.COM

Nars Nail Polish in Amarapura Silver Chrome £15 LIBERTY.CO.UK

Marc by Marc Jacobs Silver tone disc stud earrings £40 HARVEYNICHOLS.COM

Mim Zip Tech Purse 99 AUD MIMCO.COM.AU

Forever New Maddy Embellished Clutch Bag 70 AUD FOREVERNEW.COM.AU

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