Ariana Grande for Lipsy Collection SS16 | Lipsy
To celebrate the launch of Ariana Grande's debut collection, Ariana for Lipsy,
Lipsy's design team tells us what inspired the range of cute co-ords and perfect
prom pieces, as well as what it was like to work alongside the fashionista herself.
From the moment we first met Ariana we knew this was going to be a very exciting
design experience. Not only did she light up the room with her energy and charisma,
but she clearly had a passion for creating a fashion collection which truly represented
With the inclusion of her own fashion inspiration taken straight from her wardrobe,
we created a series of design sketches which mirrored the pop star's vision of the
perfect fashion collection.
Ariana was very passionate about selecting a colour palette that she herself would
love to wear, making sure classic monochrome combinations were highlighted by pops
of on trend pastel. With lace playing a big role as a key fabric for SS16, Ariana
was also keen to incorporate the sheer trend into the line, keeping it subtle and
As a self-claimed floral lover, Ariana felt that this signature print had to be
incorporated somehow throughout the collection as "every girl needs at least one floral
dress a season to freshen up her look". Styling these dresses with the biker jacket,
was one of Ariana's many style suggestions and one which noticeably stands out in
the Ariana for Lipsy collection.
You'll notice in the design sketches one of the key silhouettes we focused on was
the prom dress. Ariana's signature fit-and-flare skirt played a huge role in creating
these and she made sure the designs would be suitable for a variety of parties
and special occasions whilst still retaining a fun vibe.
Another go-to Ariana look is the cute bralet top teamed with a skater skirt, so
we made sure that there are plenty of options in the collection that could be easily
mixed and matched into different outfits.
Ariana had so much enthusiasm throughout the design process with impromptu outbursts
of song when she loved a design! These sketches are truly at the heart of the collection,
showing how an initial idea on paper can turn into the stunning range you see today.
It's clear to see her vibe is totally translated into the young, fun and ultra-feminine
collection and we hope you love wearing it as much as we loved designing it!
Ariana Grande For Lipsy Floral Dress
Ariana Grande For Lipsy Bralet Top
Ariana Grande For Lipsy Skater Skirt
Ariana Grande For Lipsy Rose Print Dress
Ariana Grande For Lipsy PU Biker Jacket
Ariana Grande For Lipsy Organza Dress
Ariana Grande For Lipsy Bandeau Dress
Ariana Grande For Lipsy Lace Mini Skirt
Ariana Grande For Lipsy Lace Crop Top
Ariana Grande For Lipsy Ruffle Dress
Ariana Grande For Lipsy Sweetheart Crop Top
Ariana Grande For Lipsy Stripe Skirt
Ariana Grande For Lipsy Lace Dress
Check it out!
Ariana behind the scenes on shoot of her debut
Getting to know
How would you describe your style?
My signature look is pretty much always feminine, flirty with a nod to the 50s and
60s retro silhouettes. I also have a big floral and pastel obsession right now which
I’ve made sure to incorporate into my new line with Lipsy.
Who is your style icon?
Audrey Hepburn! I literally love everything she has ever worn. Her style is classic
but still girly, it’s very me!
How would you accessorise your collection?
I really wanted accessories that would really compliment the looks in the collection –
the pieces are the perfect finishing touch to any of the looks!
What's your go-to beauty look?
The feline cat flick is part of my signature look and my pony tail. I can literally
do both with my eyes closed.
Do you look to any fashion bloggers for style inspiration?
I get inspiration from so many places. I love going through my Instagram feed because
I follow so many fashion feeds.
What do you tend to watch the most of on YouTube?
My friends and I love watching funny videos while on tour or after a long day of
rehearsals and anything Disney!
Favourite Instagram filter?
Tell us about your new Ariana for Lipsy collection?
Lipsy was so great to work with and I can’t believe I was able to collaborate
with them to make this collection. They made the process so much fun! From the fabric,
to the cuts, to the photo shoot, I’ve been so involved and I really hope the
Lipsy girls and my fans love it.
What's your favourite piece from your new collection?
I’m obsessed with the white floral bandeau dress. It’s fun, flirty,
feminine and just super cute. I think it’s a dress you could easily dress
up with heels and a clutch for a special occasion or keep casual with sandals and
the biker jacket for a daytime look.
What item would you wear to:
Wedding? The pink floral dress, who doesn’t love floral
at a wedding?
Prom? I’d mix it up and go for the black lace crop top with
the monochrome skirt. Its kind of a classic style with a modern twist.
Date Night? The black lace top dress. You instantly feel sexy
as soon as you slip it on.
What trend do you love at the minute?
Crop tops! They’re cute, fun and sexy. I love teaming them with a skirt for
a flirty and playful look. I have a few options of this style in my collection.
What's your favourite emoji?
Not sure I could pick just one favourite! But this is an oldie but a goodie:
Life according to Ariana
Cherish your friends and family…and pets too! There is so much to be grateful
for in life.
Ariana’s London Bus Takeover
All aboard Ariana’s London bus for afternoon tea and cute party faves!
What better way to unveil Lipsy's new celebrity collaboration than in its home town of
Dressing up an iconic red London bus, we took the announcement of our new Ariana
for Lipsy collection to visit some of our fabulous fashion friends: here's what
they had to say!