Take a Look

By Kate Wilson - 11:50 AM

Last week I made it to the New Look press day...I'm not a fashion journalist by any means so I'll give you a little run down of what I saw as best I can. This is probably going to be a testament to why I normally stick to drawing over writing! A big thank you to New Look for the invite (and great to meet the lovely Isabelle, always wonderful to put a face to a name!)

The shoes...oh the shoes! In fact the whole accessories display had me subconsciously planning what I'd fill my bags with when they hit the shops. There were a lot of boots, both heeled and flat (which is always a good thing in my book, heels and I don't mix too well). But the heels that I did see were wedged, chunky or stacked which means I'd probably be able to walk in them without looking like I'm about to tumble over. It was the brogues , "granny boots" as I like to the call them and crepe soled heels that really caught my eye, especially the detailing that went into them. A big emphasis on laces, buckles and trims and worn with socks, so perfect winter footwear.

Satchels and rucksacks featured heavily in a variety of materials from velvet to cord to shearling lined suede.

Richly coloured velvet was on both accessories and clothing, which is great for me because I love fashion that feels nice to the touch. These floral shoes and clutch caught my eye, showing that it can be used in bright as well as muted shades.

Embellishment was key in the Idol collection.

Nudes/neutral colour palettes mixed with lovely texture and detailing.
The clothing was split into separate collections, each with their own distinct feel but with interchangeable pieces between them. My favourites were:
Navajo: Embellished waistcoats, harlequin style patterns and heavier maxi dresses perfect for colder temperatures
An Education: Heavier sequins for the Christmas wave of parties, cute capes and an a lovely use of camel colours
Wall Street: Lots of dark stormy colours, navy, grey, denim and velvets with come beautiful chunky knits.
Overall I thought all of the collections were brilliant and at risk of sounding greedy, I wanted most of it. I also took a few pics of the menswear which were equally appealing, photos and doodles to come soon!

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