Launched in Autumn 2013 by Han Chong, the Central St Martins alumnus has struck a beautiful balance between femininity and edge with his collections over the years. Known for his guipure dresses and lacey separates mixed in with detailed embroidery and sheer overlays, Self Portrait has quickly become one of the most lauded contemporary brands. At an affordable price point his pieces range between £180 and £500. I’ve adored this brand for the last couple of years, quickly collecting some gorgeous pieces in my wardrobe. Here are 4 of my favourite dresses from this season…
When I saw this baby blue mini in Selfridges a few weeks ago I knew that it had to be mine! The intricately cut embroidery and sheer floral mesh are a prime example of Han Chong’s expert craftsmanship. It’s the perfect dress to add to your wardrobe if you’re looking for a summer occasion dress. I love the asymmetric wrap in the upper bodice which is finished off with a pretty knot on the shoulder. Wear it in the day with some simple flats or dress it up for an event with strappy heels and a small clutch bag.
This fit and flare silhouette ensures maximum femininity. Adorned with tiers of beautiful lace it’s an ultra-intricate design lavished with navy, black and burgundy. This pretty little number could be worn with pointy pumps in the day and sky high heels for the evening – perfect!
Full of feminine details, this capped sleeve crimson dress displays gorgeous tiers of woven stars. It’s crafted from Han Chong’s signature material, guipure lace which created in intricate panels creates a lovely silhouette. Pair it with a delicate heels and some simple accessorises to complete the look.
The pleated crepe skirt and the sumptuous guipure lace bodice make this a striking maxi dress for effortless evening dressing. Delicate ruffle details and pretty cutouts add a subtle peek-a-boo effect. Style this floor grazing number with heels for a sleek silhouette.