Back in May, I was invited to attend the House of Fraser’s AW13 press preview in their fabulous showroom in the heart of London town. It may have been summer then, but, already leading fashion superstore, House of Fraser, had already set in motion the exclusive preview for their AW13 collection and I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek of it.
The lovely Mark invited myself and the adorable Mags over to London for the day to browse their upcoming collection and I was pleasantly surprised at how fresh each fashion label looked. Usually, the autumn/winter months consist of black and grey colours from high street stores, but, the House of Fraser continued to inject some vibrant colours and bold prints into their collections.
Also on offer was lots of fabulous embellished necklaces, handbags and clothes from Biba. I got a real Gatsby vibe from their collection with stunning rich colours, heavy embellishment and statement pieces that would be the perfect edition to your wardrobe.
As I’ve said, Biba took fashion notes from the 1920’s and it was like a scene from The Great Gatsby. I was elbow deep in the collection and absolutely loving it. Having recently seen the film, I’m now even more obsessed with the ‘Roaring 20’s’ era and Biba have nailed it for the upcoming autumn/winter season.
Mary Portas is a personal favourite of mine, particularly her collections for the HoF, and I’m beyond excited to get my hands on some of her pieces to help update my AW wardrobe.
I fell head over heels in love with this stunning shirt that immediately went to the top of my ‘Wish List’. There are still elements from her previous collection with regards to some of her dresses and shirts, but I’m more than happy with that.
Linear also had an amazing collection of clothing on offer for the coming AW13. I absolutely loved the stunning array of colours that this fabulous clothing line had to offer. Bold prints, classic stripes and timeless jackets are all available from their collection.
As soon as I set eyes on this stunning white and black polka dot shirt and dress by Untold, I immediately feel in love. I featured it in my Irish News column a few weeks ago. I love how it clashes the dress and shirt together. I get a real ladylike vibe from it, but, by adding the shirt, it gives off a real unique and vintage feel. It looks fabulous worn as a two piece, but, if you want to dress it up for a night out, then wear the dress on its own with a deep cherry lip. 🙂
Now it’s onto the handbags. I’ve always been a huge fan of Lulu Guinness and I was delighted to see her latest AW collection at the House of Fraser press show. I love how quirky her pieces are yet they still represent her classic style and colours.
(Red leopard tote is DKNY)
Thanks to Mark and the House of Fraser for inviting me over to a fabulous launch. I’m excited to treat myself to a collection of stunning clothes and accessories from their talented designers.