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New Age Constellation
bow-neck long-sleeved shift
dress, €53.01 ,Topshop; Sunglasses, €21.21, Topshop,
www.topshop.com

New Age Constellation bow-neck long-sleeved shift dress, €53.01 ,Topshop; Sunglasses, €21.21, Topshop, www.topshop.com

New Age Constellation bow-neck long-sleeved shift dress, €53.01 ,Topshop; Sunglasses, €21.21, Topshop, www.topshop.com

Cacharel is probably most famous for its fragrances such as Anais Anais and Loulou. This is a brand that has languished in obscurity since the departure of its former husband and wife head design duo, Clements Riberio, in 2007.

Originally founded in the 1960s, Cacharel was one of the first labels to embrace the ready-to-wear philosophy, providing women with comfortable, easy-to-wear, pretty clothes at great prices at a time when the women's lib movement was in full throttle.

Thankfully the new designer Cédric Charlier has started to created a buzz about the label once more.

Charlier's vision is clean with a minimalist silhouette made in neutrals mixed with searing hot shades of orange, yellow and pink -- a world away from the cutesy floral patterns Cacharel became famous for.

Sporty, young and fresh -- the future is looking bright for Cacharel and the models are wearing shades to prove it!

Irish Independent