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These Are The CF Fashion Editor's Festive Fashion Picks

It’s time to plan your seasonal sartorial calendar aided by these festive fashion choices, from the Citizen Femme fashion editor.

December is a month to dress up, and this is our roundup of red carpet inspired evening gowns, party wear pop-ups, lace, velvet and lurex capsule collections, plus festive-season worthy jewellery. It’s a Christmas special.


Our go-to for vintage-inspired dresses, London-based label RIXO have debuted an edit of red-carpet inspired gowns reflective of the 1930s, just in time for the festive season. This limited edition collection comprises 10 exquisite gowns decorated in RIXO’s signature hand-painted prints, with beautiful elements such as responsibly sourced Ostrich feather trims, diamante straps, ruffled hems, and intricate beading.



Italian fine-jewellery brand Pomellato – known for their iconic Nudo collection – launches new, signature festive jewellery pieces. The Iconica cocktail rings take colour to a new dimension, with three rings set within luminous outsize cabochon gemstones, and pieces from the Sabbia range are offered in a new white gold variation – a relaxed and informal way to wear precious jewels every day. The Nudo Solitaire 2022 evokes joyful holiday spirit in vivid perfection, and is a unique interpretation of the single-stone ring that now also includes diamond-set rings, bracelets, a pendant, and earrings.




Minka is a London-based fine jewellery design house celebrating colour, who specialise in the highest quality coloured gemstones set in 18ct gold. Their latest collection distils the beauty and glamour of 1920s Berlin into a series of dazzling cocktail rings, earrings, and pendants crafted from 18ct yellow gold. Each piece features a vibrant, geometrically-cut gemstone to reflect the linear forms that dominated the Bauhaus movement of the time, and is inscribed with a hand-engraved feather as a nod to the city’s infamously opulent cabaret scene. The Berlin green tourmaline and diamond ring is on our wishlist.



This holiday season the Danish womenswear designer, Stine Goya, announces the launch of its first dedicated partywear pop-up, at Liberty in the heart of London. The pop-up is designed in close collaboration with Copenhagen-based art and architectural studio, Wang & Soderstrom. Expect the brand's signature bold prints, oversized silhouettes, and a welcomed scattering of sequins. Find it on the second floor of Liberty until 2nd January 2023.

LIBERTY LONDON Regent St, Carnaby, W1B 5AH Shop Now



The Vampire's Wife and MATCHESFASHION have collaborated on a capsule collection offering a selection of occasion looks in a chic navy and gunmetal-silver palette across lace, rich velvet, and the brand’s signature lurex. Iconic styles such as The Falconetti and The Mini Midnight Tremors Dress have been recreated in the colour blue, which was designer Susie Cave's inspiration behind the collection and which she describes as a "deep, dark, mysterious soul colour". Retro glamour at its finest.



We may still be mourning the departure of Alessandro Michelle, but BROWNS have launched an exclusive edit from the Gucci Cosmogonie collection to get your hands on just in time for Christmas. This celestial edit of party and gifting must-haves is nothing short of star worthy and consists of 27 pieces across women’s and men’s ready-to-wear. The black GG Star tulle lingerie set is a firm favourite.





A royal family favourite, DeMellier’s award-winning accessories are designed in London and made in Spain. The Pre-SS23 collection includes styles that are perfect for the festive period; opt for The Mini Verona with it's the silver metallic texture, or The Mini Lisbon as delicate arm candy for all your party needs.



Temperley London have launched a curated selection of timeless gowns as part of the Heritage collection; an ode to memorable dresses that leave a lasting impression. Each piece is made to order, a sustainable approach that reduces material waste, and celebrates the longevity of each dress, elevating them into the realm of future heirlooms. Each sequinned silhouette, intricately embroidered and hand-embellished style is a house favourite and a nod to the Golden Age of Hollywood.


Photo credit: RIXO





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