Read the AQ/AQ Tale of Two Cities Story

    A TALE OF TWO CITIES Photographed by Dave Alexander Written by Hannah Donovan

    Miami has two sides. One glamorous, one gritty. Both equally captivating in
    their own ways. With its dual complementary colours, our versatile Violet
    slip dress epitomises the city’s two sides, and is a key collection piece.
    The glamorous half of Miami is oriented around good weather, good parties
    and unadulterated good times. It’s clubbing at XS in Fontainebleau,
    cocktails at the W Hotel in South Beach and shopping on Lincoln road or
    Bal Harbour.
    For all of which you need bold yet breezy, feminine pieces: a shift mini
    dress with an asymmetric hem – classic and chic; a directional mini dress
    with oblong hardware, cutout panels and a unique hem; or a head-turning
    structured open back crop top.
    Then there’s the gritty side characterised by places like Wynwood, where
    vibrant street art and an energetic music scene has regenerated an area that
    used to be a full of neglected factories. It’s an open mic night in a
    warehouse or dancing Mambo or cha-cha in a random café. In homage to this
    side of the city, we’ve created our relaxed fit, cropped trousers – as good
    with flats as they are with heels – and referenced Wynwood’s vibrant streets
    in our spring colour palette.