One style of dress has staged a consistent comeback for the past few summers and Anna tells us you'll find some of the best here.

Yet again for 2019, most of us will be wearing floral, mid length, sleeved dresses to events, and few designers create more beautiful designs than Saloni.

Founded in London in 2011 by India-born Saloni Lodha, this luxury label produces feminine, cleverly draped dresses, in vibrant colours. The go-everywhere, do-anything dress. Flowing, draped fabrics, playful flared cuts and defined waists. Dresses with a fresh, graceful look that I immediately want for my upcoming summer events.

Optical illusion and kaleidoscopic silk prints for my cousin’s wedding in June.

Bright pink delicate silk lurex jacquard for smart evening drinks and work events.

Floral V neck prints for weekends and the office, worn with trainers.

Definitely this beautiful high neck polka dot ruffle in silk-blend georgette for Royal Ascot and in black and yellow with a leather jacket for a dinner.

For a weekend in France for a joint 40th/50th, this leaf green delicate floral embroidery dress

And for black tie evening occasions, the brand has so many incredible options, either full length pink lurex ruffles, romantic one shoulder silk satin hydrangea floral print or shimmering rainbow print lurex.

Saloni draws inspiration from her childhood spent surrounded by the vivid colours of her grandmother's sarees, and she regularly returns to the markets of Mumbai to seek out vintage embroideries.

She wanted a colourful brand, tethered to the traditional textiles she grew up with. While Lodha’s designs have a western sensibility, she describes them as being international rather than Indian at core and spent six-months immersed in India’s artisanal workshops — observing the techniques at tanneries and Jaipur block printers.

Rather than settle into an arranged marriage, at 16 she moved to Mumbai to study applied art and graphic design. She met her husband as a student in Mumbai, living in jeans and T-shirts. She had cropped hair and had never owned a pair of heels. Though never setting out to be a fashion designer, Saloni started creating clothes for herself, as she entered the glossy world as a Hong Kong expat. The first collection was inspired by the fact that everything she saw in Hong Kong’s luxury stores was either too expensive, or too monochromatic and minimalist.

The Saloni headquarters are based in London, but Lodha lives in Hong Kong. She has built a fashion brand synonymous with her nomadic busy day-to-day life as a mother.

Though now having launched separates, skirts and blouses, it is Saloni’s flattering dresses feminine designs and exotic spirit that consistently ensure her loyal following of clients of all ages are happy. Michelle Obama, The Duchess of Cambridge and Carey Mulligan have also worn her creations.

She is her own customer. Professional women who aren’t motivated by trends.

Operating outside of the fashion system — Lodha spends little time playing the traditional fashion game, and doesn’t hold shows or do presentations.

Taking a refreshingly sustainable approach in the industry, the brand simply want to sell beautiful dresses all year around. A return to the thinking of previous generations - seeing clothes as something that last forever. The beauty and craftsmanship of Saloni dresses make them easy to treasure, not for one season but for many many years to come.

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May 2019