“Blink” Retail: Summer Coats

These feel very appropriate for the impending Jubilee, as there is a distinctively regal feel about these wonderful Summer coats. With quite a 60’s attitude about the silhouettes, fabrications and detailing this heralds an influence that we think will have a far reaching impact into season’s ahead.

Dolce and Gabbana

Dolce and Gabbana

Ermanno Scervino

Ermanno Scervino

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton

If those all seem a little prohibitively priced, how about this beauty from the brilliant Zara?

Zara

Zara

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Blink Details: The Tippet Point

Apologies for the slightly rubbish title, but it does have a little merit in both referencing one of our favourite books by Malcolm Gladwell and also seeming to pretty well sum up today’s subject matter…

Your Autumn look will be utterly incomplete without the addition of a fluffy tippet or a furry stole. The look has been taken up across the fashion retail map and we have bargain to bank-breaking options for you. We particularly love the super brightly coloured variations on this theme… and as always with fur, we say go fake please as fashion is no reason for pain beyond that caused by dancing too long in your stillys.

Ermanno Scervino

Feathers

Gucci

Gucci

Joseph

Matthew Williamson

Oasis

Roberto Cavalli

Topshop

Blink Inspiration: Utterly Frilling!

and another possible title was ‘The Hips don’t Lie!’ but we didn’t want Shakira getting litigious on our derrieres..

So, this month at retail, from high end to high street, we saw a flurry of frills, mainly focused around the hips creating a wonderfully curvaceous and voluminous silhouette. Some of the frills slipped from the hips to the hemline, and some others rose up to encompass the whole body. There were various techniques being deployed to create these tiers of fashion joy- from fur and feathers to more classic ruffles. Whether sculptural or soft, this is look we love.

Ashley Isham, Spring '11 collection

Ermanno Scervino

Harvey Nichols

H&M

Lu Flux

Shao Yen, On/Off London Fashion Week