• ELLE.COM | July ’12 •

(as seen in ELLE.co.uk )

– Silky separates to slink into…

(Shirt by Marina, £210)

We’ve just discovered Marina London, and already we’re coveting every piece. There’s nothing more luxurious than being swathed in impeccably cut silk, and designer Marina Guergova works with nothing else.

(Dress by Marina, £360)

The Bulgarian born, Kingston educated designer spotted a gap in the market for perfect silk separates, so decided to launch a line devoted entirely to them. From understated bias cut t-shirts to the perfect colour-block shirt, and from expertly draped dresses to kimono-sleeve tops, she’s nailed the pared-back luxe aesthetic.

(Top by Marina, £140)

We’d like to pair her Adriatic-sea blue shirt with some tailored shorts on a Croatian island hop, or drift around in her ash silk maxi dress on a mini break to Istanbul. But dreams aside, they’d just as easily brighten up our real world, under the grey skies of London.