The Debenhams AW13 press show came to London town today – Soho to be precise – giving fashion insiders a sneak peek of what’s in store when the colder months creep back in. And, because we can’t keep anything to ourselves, we’ve decided to let you in on our style secrets for the autumn/winter season…
First up, we have to shout about how excited we are about the new Designer coats that are coming up in the new collections. This editor’s favourite simply has to be the deep pink Jonathan Saunders/EDITION number, but the vivid red, also by the talented Jonathan, and the dusky pink long and flared design from Rocha.John Rocha (all pictured below) are also on the wishlist – just in case I win the lottery/obtain a pay rise.
When it comes to dressing up, florals are looking fabulous for the season ahead with Preen/EDITION, Rocha. John Rocha and No.1 by Jenny Packham (below, left to right) all presenting eye-catching designs that will attract attention courtesy of their gorgeous prints. These three are definitely my favourites – particularly the Jenny Packham design (far right). A gorgeous vintage style, this dress is already earmarked for me at our Christmas ’13 office do – I’m hoping my colleagues read this and take note.
As for accessories, we can tell you that studs – are still in. Seen everywhere in autumn/winter ’12, on bags, hats, jewellery and jackets, I’m more than happy to know that the studded purse I invested in last year, will still be bang-on-trend. And, in a just-as-edgy variation on studs, I spied a gorgeous handbag adorned with chains.
Jewellery is all about making a statement, clearly, with a range of elaborate, sparkling necklaces also spotted at the press show. With short and long, gold and silver, elegant and trendy, we can safely say there’s a style to suit all in AW13.
What will you be wearing? See anything you like? As much as we’re still hoping the summer sun will make a full appearance, we have to say we can’t wait to show off the rest of the AW13 collection when it hits stores and online.
Personally, I can’t wait to snap up that aforementioned Jonathan Saunders/EDITION coat – just don’t fight me for it, or it’ll be chained handbags at dawn.