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Riviera Woman

The spring/summer collection of Monte-Carlo society atelier, Elizabeth Wessel, is titled ‘La Mer Du Nord’ and is all about the Riviera Woman . Inspired by memories of long walks on the immense Northern Beaches with hair flying in the wind, arms outstretched, twirling, shouting her joy, it resembles a boundless sense of freedom.

With silhouettes cleverly architected for absolute elegance, with plenty of evening dresses for glamorous nights on the Cote D‘Azur, daywear comes in silk satin bodice, Long knitted boatmen cardigans, marine style sailor trousers, knot draped skirts; made from linens, cotton quilts, silks, cashmere, the colours follow those in nature and range from deep-sea-blue to blue-cloud-grey, lilac thistles, duck green, white cream and bee yellow and black.

Wessel, who trained at the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture Parisienne, began her career as a designer at Torrente in Paris and received the ‘Gala de la Presse’ on her debut show for her first sole boutique in Paris in 1974.

Since moving to Monte-Carlo in 1980, she has become one of the Riviera’s leading designers. The collection “The North Sea” represents fond memories of freedom,carefree, unobtrusive, and a tribute to her elegance.