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Now for some more womenswear and some menswear from Selfridges Bright Young Things event…
We love the look of Alice Lee‘s knitted dresses, brilliantly displayed so that you can view then in close up thought the magnifying lenses. Sorcha O’Raghllaigh created a very theatrical display. Menswear designer, Shaun Samson‘s Peruvian/ Mexican feeling blanket stripes were balanced with darkly dip dyed sections creating a really boldly graphic look.
Yesterday was our first working day of the year and we braved the torrential rains and the gusting wind in order to start our retail research for the next set of reports. It was not the kind of weather that encourages you to think ‘Spring’ thoughts, so I was delighted when I came across the ray of sunshine that was the Sonia Rykiel store window display. Three looks in gorgeous daffodil yellow to inject some much needed Vitamin D into our system. An instant shot of Spring hope for you.
Its a woolly fashion world right now and if your a knit lover, then you’re spoilt for choice. We’re into a colourful, pattern-tastic Fairisle as much as the next fashion addict, but what really makes our heart melt this Winter is all the amazing variations on the Aran style knit. Its all about cream and ivory shades in stunning, hand knit looking textural effects. So, if you’re after a super soft and swingy sweater or your feeling more for a slouchy, boyfriend style silhouette, there are so many great choices out there. So, we suggest you make like a sheep and follow the herd for a cozy fashion solution this winter.
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As we near the end of our London Fashion Week coverage, and we look at one of our favourite categories. For the past couple of season’s the knit report has been the easiest one for us to fill month on month. There is so much fabulous innovation happening in this field, and the fashion crowd certainly embraced that at this Fashion Week, rocking some really lovely knitted looks.
Reflecting what we have been seeing at retail, hairy and fluffy knits are super important, as are textural as well as patterned looks. As expected, these themes were taken to the extreme in some cases at LFW, but still looked super stylish. We love the surprise elements in some of these knitted looks, where knits are encased or interspersed with sheers or pattern is blown out and artfully placed. Proportions and detailing are incredibly important, especially when you are working a pretty simplistic knit style. So, we think that this Autumn Winter knits will be super important ( I know this may just sound like common sense and all…) so wear your wool with pride, feel simple chic in cashmere and embrace the hairy effects with lots angora bunny fluff.
According to fashion, Summer is history and Autumn is where it’s at…
Yes, we are in that frantic seasonal change over that leaves you feeling slightly out of step with reality. The stores are almost sold out of Summer sale stock and the shelves are rapidly being replenished with the first deliveries of Autumn. In many cases, these deliveries are not really what we in fashion fondly term ‘Buy now, wear now’. If they were there would be more summer dresses and a some gorgeous bikinis for the optimists amongst us who hope that July, August and even September might be scorching. These new season deliveries are in fact full of chunky knits, long sleeves, heavier weights, tweedy textiles and even the odd fur trim. If, like us, you are rather suggestible, you’ll actually be considering investing in that fabulously cabled, angora blend, long sleeved, high necked sweater- even though it could induce heat stroke if you wore it now- because it might just be sold out by the time you may actually really need it in, say, October.
Here are some of the gorgeous new season looks that we shot in store windows over the past week…
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We have a growing passion for Fenwicks on Bond Street. Its always been a little bit in the shadow of the showier and more cutting edge fashion department store destinations, but its quietly been raising its fashion credentials, stocking some of our favourite brands from Vanessa Bruno and Paul & Joe to Surface to Air and Clu. To top it all off, we have been very impressed by the gorgeous and very stylish staff. We spotted this glitter knit clad young lady when we were in-store last week. She was very proper and phoned her boss before agreeing to pose for us. Thanks to them both!
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