Into the Archives: Diana, Princess of Wales

Welcome to the first entry in our new series Into the Archives, where we turn back time and revisit fashion icons who influence the styling of our cashmere pieces here at La Sororité. 

Who better to start with than Princess Diana? Although her legacy extends beyond the realms of fashion, the People's Princess will be remembered as a style icon for years to come and with the launch of Netflix's The Crown, we get to relive her imitable fashion once more. Her evolution from dunagree-clad teenager to elegant princess is more than just a schooling in finding ones style, but using fashion to convey inner feelings - who remembers the 'Revenge Dress'? - and find power in ones self. 

Diana's style has captivated the minds of fashion's new generation, as well as influenced designers too, including Virgil Abloh's SS18 Off-White collection. Her signature silhouettes and iconic ensembles have cropped up into almost every street style gallery over the last few years: oversized jumpers with cycling shorts, polka dot dresses with puffy sleeves, and blazers, blazers, blazers. Vogue Paris captured Diana's timeless style in a shoot (pictured below) with Hailey Bieber, famous for her own street style. The mix of casual classics and quality pieces slots these looks right in with the latest styles worn by the fashion elite across the globe. 

 

Diana was often spotted in delicate jumpers in neutral tones similar to our own cashmere pieces, and the way in which she styled these pieces speak to her personality - worn beneath her sophisticated blazers, draped over delicate dresses, and tied around the waist of her signature high rise trousers. 

Get the Look: The Charlotte Jumper in Cherry Blossom

We have so much to thank Diana for, and her style is just a small part of the amazing work she did to bring comfort and support to those in need during for lifetime. At La Sororité, we are deeply inspired by her giving nature and positive outlook, qualities that should never be in short supply in these trying times.