Time to get your William Wallace on & swathe yourself in AW13 tartan!
Emilia Wickstead, Saint Laurent, Celine and Marc by Marc Jacobs AW13
[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s time to get your William Wallace on and swathe yourself in tartan! There’s always room for more fabric of the clans in our wardrobe and AW13 has some lustrous coats and swinging skirts to offer. If you can’t wait for the Autumn chill to get tartan on your person, accessorise with a Johnny Loves Rosie bow or a Vivienne Westwood clutch bag. See our pick of what’s hot on the high street below. Freeeeedom!
Oh and check out these tartan badges at Selfridges. All in the detail!
Knitwear trends for AW13 – cosiness coupled with glamour.
While some materials such as denim and leather are never out of fashion, wool ebbs and flows from year to year. On the catwalks last year knitwear had taken a bit of a back seat, but the good news is that this winter, sweaters, jumpers & cardigans are going to be ubiquitous. The trends for autumn and winter 2013-14 include a collaboration between warmth and cosiness coupled with glamour. The fashion houses have gone overboard getting sweaters back into fashion; just look at the collections of Burberry, Pringle, or Vivienne Westwood.
An up coming trend in knitwear is as many garish glammed-up patterns, images and colours you can find, it’s all about saying this is wool and I want to shout it out loud! It may seem a bit odd parading knitwear during the warmer months but throw on an over sized boyfriend sweater for those cooler evenings out or team a knitted cape with leather skinny trousers a la Kick Ass actress Chloe Moretz, below. If neutral knits are what you’re after then French Connection (main pic) have some simple flattering shapes enhanced with zips, animals and shiny motifs.
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This post was sponsored by Spreaditfast for French Connection.
We went down to Old Spitalfields Market to check out Henry Holland’s new range.
[dropcap]H[/dropcap]ouse Of Holland have launched their new Mr Quiffy range touring in a pop-up shop with a difference; an ice cream van. We went down to Old Spitalfields Market in London to check out designer Henry Holland’s creation, the result of a collaboration with art duo Craig and Karl. The pair took inspiration from Henry’s signature quiff for the imagery in the collection. The best looking staff I’ve ever seen running an ice cream van were on hand to talk us through the ever colourful range, from a clash print pencil skirt and bottle bottom sunglasses to Prince George tea towels, and said the tour will help the brand understand their clientele and what they like. The usual week day crowd of city suits was broken up with stylish House Of Holland shoppers, although the ice cream ladies said they’d had some bemused visitors, disappointed to find there were not actually any 99’s with a flake for sale. Check out when Mr Quiffy will be in a town near you here.
Not since the 90’s, TLC and Take That have dungarees been so hot. Here’s our pick of the best…
Not since the 90’s, TLC and Take That have dungarees been so hot. And why the hell not? They’re flattering and dynamic; layer up or accessorise whatever the weather or occasion. Go House Of Holland neon with heels for a Spring evening or dress down with Vans like off duty Supermodel-mum Heidi Klum. Here’s our pick of the best:
For an bargain wardrobe fix look no further than Lulu Guiness’s T-Shirt collection for Uniqlo.
[dropcap]F[/dropcap]or an easy wardrobe fix look no further than Lulu Guiness’s new concise range of ladies T-Shirts for Uniqlo. Chuck on with a pair of skinny jeans or cinch in and dress up with a metallic high waisted skirt. At £12.90 a piece, it would be rude not to!
Lulu Guinness joins the likes of Celia Birtwell with her heritage print collection at Uniqlo. Also easy on the eye and the wallet; with dresses, statement pyjama pants and versatile T-shirts, see behind the scenes video below.