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Primark Fall 2010 Preview

More Autumn collection previews, this time it’s Primark. Primark sometimes has brilliant stuff for almost nothing, but this time it somehow doesn’t impress me. The collection seems a bit random, and honestly, a bit boring.  Pictures:

Cashmere fur collar coat £49, Stack heel platforms £15, Cable heart over the knee socks £1.50.

Gamine pleat tunic £15, Black tights £3, Lace and leather driving gloves £7, Stiletto pumps £10. The gloves are cute!

Leopard playsuit £13, Faux fur hobo £10, Oversized bead and cord necklace £5, Punch out hiking boots £20, Ribbed over the knee socks £1.50.

Navy military cape £25, Wet look legging £7, Chunky cable arm warmers £3, Grey over the knee socks £2, Black lace ankle boots £15.

Heart fob shorts £10,  Pussy bow blouse £10,  Ribbed over the knee socks £1.50,  Punch out hiking boots £20.

Fishnet crop top £8, Chocolate fur coat £27, Wet look biker legging £7, Lace court shoes £12, Black studded clutch £7. And the stylist did a very bad job.

Parka jacket £21, Military dress £13, Woven metal buckle belt £3, Punch out hiking boots £20, Ribbed over the knee socks £1.50.

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Warehouse Fall 2010 Preview

One of my favorite stores, Warehouse, have given a preview of their Fall 2010 collection. It looks really good, I like the new ladylike knee lenght skirts, and yes, capes are having a comeback! And there’s a perfect leopard coat! Aaahhhh……..

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Topshop Fall 2010 preview

Why is it that every time I think: ‘I have all the clothes I could ever dream of, my closet is perfect and from now on I’m going to start saving some cash’, then there’s Topshop with their new collection and I get the feeling I really, really, desperately need a ……… (name the uwearable trend of the season that my future grandchildren probably will find hilarious).

This Fall the cause of all this will be the Topshop collection. These are some of their Lookbook pictures, shot by Franck Sauvaire and styled by Katie Shillingford.

There are four subcollections:

  • Out Of The Wild:  A wild warrior girl in a post-apocalyptic world where fashion survivors battle the elements.
  • Dark Nouveau: A trip back in time to the dark ages, where the “sinister fairytales of the art nouveau movement” meet the dark and perverse images of illustrator Aubrey Beardsley.
  • Hi Performance: There’s another arty/conceptual description about this theme, but in normal language: sportswear.
  • The Outsiders: Mixes Britain’s heritage with modern fashion.

Love it!

Source: stylecaster.com

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Alexa Chung for Madewell

Episode number 316 in the series “Celeb Designing for Fashion Brand”: Alexa Chung for Madewell. Normally I don’t post about these sorts of cooperations, but I think Alexa has her own style (ok, borrowed from French 60’s icons like Francoise Hardy and Jane Birkin) and this partnership could be interesting.

I didn’t know Madewell, but after some google-ing it appeared to be a US denim brand as part of J. Crew. Alexa teamed up with them for their Fall 2010 collection. And tadaa….the pictures are here. 

The clothes are very “Alexa”, like  high waisted denim and velvet shorts, tea dresses, slouchy cardigans and boyfriend blazers in tans, blues and grays. And socks in clogs (woohoo)! It’s all been done before, but I’m a sucker for anything 60’s and high waisted, and the styling looks fresh, so tumbs up to Alexa!

Pictures from coutorture.com

More info on madewell1937.com

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L.A.M.B. Fall 2010

Yesterday was the showing of L.A.M.B.’s Fall 2010 collection. The difficulty with L.A.M.B. is that their collection can be fantastic, or a complete bummer. Although Gwen Stefani is the “face” of the brand, since L.A.M.B.’s head desiners Zaldy and Andrea Lieberman left, the label became very mediocre. Since then it seems L.A.M.B.  has lost it’s original fifties-ska-punkrock roots. So what about this new collection…..

L.A.M.B. Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

L.A.M.B. Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

L.A.M.B. Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

L.A.M.B. Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

L.A.M.B. Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
 
L.A.M.B. Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
 
L.A.M.B. Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
 
L.A.M.B. Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
 
L.A.M.B. Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
 
L.A.M.B. Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
 
L.A.M.B. Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
 
 L.A.M.B. Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
 
 

This season was a mature mixture of Gwen’s trademarks:  “vintage, boudoir, military, fifties, sexy, and futuristic.” I personally love all the leather items, I want the greenish leather pants, the leather shorts (hello again!) and the jackets with the pointy shoulders.

Watch Gwen talking about this new collection:

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Another Rebirth for Biba

Oh dear, this is I think the fourth time they try to bring Biba back to life. This time House of Fraser has bought the brand and it’s archives.

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House of Fraser will introduce Biba to 30 department stores and online for autumn 2010. The collection will also include accessories, jewellery, footwear, homeware and fragrances. House of Fraser has stated that this time Biba would be “more accessible”.

The design team draws inspiration from Biba’s archives but updates the brand using modern technologies. “We will be making it a lot more appropriate for today and picking up an essence of Biba with flamboyant, sexy prints in silks, knits and dark denims with soft washes.”

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There will be a Biba Blue range priced at £50 for denim and Biba Gold limited edition pieces priced at up to £200-plus.

I’m curious about the designs, unfortunately no preview yet. But it feels weird to see Biba continue without any involvement from the woman who started it all: Barbara Hulanicki (how about a second collection for Topshop?).

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