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AW12 PREVIEW WOMENS

20.07.12

With autumn on the horizon, our attentions turn to new season dressing. Catch a glimpse of the future with our Autumn/Winter ’12 preview, it’s sure to spur sartorial longings for all things new. From pieces which transform your wardrobe both now and later, autumn can’t come quick enough.

FRESH START

A splash of white freshens an autumnal palette.

Geta blazer, Paloma top, Remy bangle, Kyla Cuff

SOFT & SHARP

Team a boyfriend blazer over a snappy skirt and pointed toes.

Geta blazer, Paloma top, Bidston skirt, Greneta shoe, Carrie bag, Remy bangle, Kyla cuff 

ACID KNITS

Approach knitwear with a new-found zest.

Bambi shirt, Mits knit,

THE LAYERED EFFECT

Blend print, colour and texture with finely-crafted layers.

Bambi shirt, Mits Knit, Nancy trouser, Lotta boots 

THE SILHOUETTE

Shape is important this season with attention on nipped waists.

Rebecca dress, Frederika Belt, Lotta boots

PYJAMA PANTS

Do lounge like they did in the Forties - louche and luxe.

Duffy jumpsuit, Evette shoe, Lou tote bag, Anya braceletRemy bracelet,

BANISH BLACK

With a strong focus on colour, forgo black for autumn.

Becky leather, Gladys t-shirt, Furnis jumper, Stam trousers (coming soon), Lotta boots,

BIKER GIRL

Swap classic black leather for contemporary rose.

Becky leather, Gladys t-shirt, Furnis knit, Stam trouser (coming soon),

CUTE COLLARS

Soft, muted shades are instantly smartened with sharp collars.

Constance top, Melanie knit, Joanna trouser, Carrie bag

SOMETHING ABSTRACT

Delve into the art world with an abstract statement print.

Thena dress, Lotta boots

COLOUR BOMB

Proof that pastel shades can be autumnal.

Maddi jacket, Gladys t-shirt, Joyce trouser, Remy braclet

SPORTS LUXE

Take advantage of slouchy, sporty shapes this season.

Maddi jacket, Gladys t-shirt, Joyce trouser, Remy bracelet, Fifi shoes

TALL STORIES

A wide-leg jumpsuit shows style nous

Joan top, Raquel jumpsuit, Fifi shoes

About the Shoot

Just around the corner and beckoning us with its butter-soft leathers, slouchy knits and luxurious silks, autumn’s story is in its first chapter.

Taking in the transitional pieces which slot effortlessly into your wardrobe right now; cue feather-light silk shirts and dresses splashed with abstract prints, to tailoring which takes a shapely stance, these early flashes demonstrate an aptitude for between-seasons dressing.

Looking beyond the here and now, things have an artistic touch. A creative blend of colour, print and texture, these pieces are best worn lightly layered, so fine-tune your partnering skills. Whether it be a preppy collar sitting over a pretty knit, or an oversized blouse peeking out beneath a sloppy Joe jumper, be sure your layers are on display.

Colour will romance too; from soft and muted shades on fine, lightweight knits, to statement colours on oversized leathers, and tailored trousers which are awash with colour, this is the season to say goodbye to black.

 Introduce yourself to a rich and inviting colour palette spanning earthy, woodland shades, soft and unassuming rose pinks and heathery greys to dark and mysterious inky blues.

And, of course, take these elements and apply them to shape. With oversized, voluminous jackets and tops sitting aloft tapered bottoms, to louche and luxurious wide leg pants - it’s all about the silhouette.

Looks for today and tomorrow, leaf through and enjoy the story.