Saturday, May 19, 2012

AW12/13: Spotlight on Marks & Spencer

It's not even summer proper yet and Marks & Spencer has me coveting fall knits. If we're talking weather, then I think Summer is definitely my favourite season; however, when it comes to outfit planning and style, I'd say I'm much more adventurous during Fall, which is why AW is my favourite fashion season. You can just do so much: keep it simple with streamlined pieces or layer it up, and incorporate elements from the summer season into your style. Bring on September!!

Looks displayed at LFW revealed three key themes for the season: Ethnic Diversity, Structured Futurism and Luxury Fabrics.

Ethnic Diversity
Similar to SS12, bold shapes and prints are in for AW12/13, with earthy tribal-esque prints and lots of layering of volume and textures.

Peter Som 
Alexander Wang

Structured Futurism
This look is streamlined. Fabrics are sleek, engineered and detailed. Colours are still dark and earthy, but also rich and powerful. There's nothing dull about this look, and to me there's a definite nod to the digital world and pop culture.

Proenza Schouler
Jason Wu

Luxury Fabrics
The use of sumptuous fabrics comprises this look. Different fabrics and textures are combined to create a silhouette that's truly opulent. The desert was definitely an influence in this look; it's Abu Dhabi on the catwalk.

Paul Smith
Marks & Spencer's designers took all of the trends from LFW and created beautiful pieces for the high street. I'm not one to usually purchase more than hosiery and underwear from M&S, but as soon as these hit the shops I'm definitely going to be making a stop.

Top: 21st Century Remix Autograph £199 | Skirt: Autograph £49.50 | Belt: £15
Jumper: M&S Woman £39.50 | Indigo Pants: £29.50 
Top: M&S Woman £35 | Pants: M&S Woman £35 |
Necklace: £29.50, Belt: £15, Rings: £9.50-£25, Bag: £25,
Shoes: £35

Dress: Autograph £69 | Leather Gloves: £35 | Boots £75
Jacket: M&S Woman £49.50 | Pants: M&S Woman £35 | Top: M&S Woman £35 | Shoes: £49.50, Bracelet: £12.50, Ring: £9.50, Earrings: £15
[LFW image credits go to: fashion156 & editd]

1 comment:

  1. This is one of my favourite posts of yours. And I gotta say, I love your blog.
    Follow each other? Already am! :)



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