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What AnOther Loves This Week: Summer Solace

From fruity skirts à la Mrs Prada to the ultimate sunny cocktail, this week's @anotherloves edit is set to quench your summer thirst

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For autumn/winter 2016, the Prada woman turned intrepid explorer, her clothes referencing her peripatetic, global lifestyle. Christophe Chemin was the artist behing the collection's myriad prints, which as AnOther Magazine's editor-in-chief Susannah Frankel pointed out, all alluded in some way to "the names of the twelve months of the French republican calendar, used by that country’s government for 12 years, from late 1792 to 1805, and designed to negate religious and royalist connotations." This particularly spectacular pencil skirt falls under Fructidor, the twelfth month, which relates to fruit. The vivid still life that adorns it draws on Dutch tradition by way of bold Matisse-esque reinterpretation: a ready-to-wear artwork for the modern traveller.

Elevate your footwear to intergalactic heights with these towering silver platforms from Saint Laurent pre-fall 2016. The entire collection was punctuated by glittering, cosmological references of a Ziggy Stardust ilk – from a sparkling, planet-print jacket through various shades of metallic spanning scarves, blazers, dresses and even the models' eye make-up. A timely tribute to the much-missed Starman.

"John Booth's face vase just makes you smile, doesn't it?" says AnOther's photographic editor, Holly Hay of this excellent ceramic work by the multi-talented, Fendi-approved artist. "The colours are perfect. It's all a little nostalgic but ultimately so chic." The youthful figure whose visage forms the focal point of this piece is a recurring motif in Booth's illustrations and clay pieces. "I like to wonder who the boy is in John's drawings," Hay muses about the mysterious character, "such a friendly face."

British jewellery designer Zoe Morton is an adventurer at heart, her covetable, sustainably crafted pieces inspired by the natural world; her debut collection comprised delicate adornments boasting tree bark textures, while her latest offering, dubbed The Cove, draws from the sea. The collection saw the jeweller join forces with artist Ellie Stimpson to create designs with unique oceanic surfaces, perfectly exemplified by this irresistable, rock-pendant necklace in glistening gold.

Lazy summer afternoons call for lawn sprawling and cocktail sipping, and in celebration of the bursts of sunshine we've been enjoying this week, we decided to round-up three of our favourite alternative summer cocktail recipes for your happy hour inspiration. From this refreshing cognac and thyme infused take on iced-tea through to a tequila tinged substitute for the ever-popular Pimms, you'll be loath to resist keeping your glass topped up.  

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