When Cos released their Autumn/Winter catalogue the first picture of this post was a part of their editorial section to advertise the collection, straight away I was intrigued by the construction of this burgundy coat with folded shoulders and no seams on the sleeves. The color is perfection, the look sleek and minimal and the construction simply brilliant. For a piece from a high street brand although Cos is much more than that it is nevertheless really good. I obviously decided it was a must have piece for my Winter wardrobe and started my search, after a month of regular visits to the shop and multiple phone calls which made me feel I was somewhat a creepy stalker, last Saturday the coat finally arrived and it is everything it promised to be when I first took a glimpse at the image. For those of you who don’t know Cos it is the sister brand of H&M, a much more grown up and sophisticated sister with minimal cuts, great knits and every quality wardrobe basic you may need. They have multiple stores in London offering womanswear, menswear and a children’s line. They have also launched their online store last week, so even if you don’t have a store in your country now you have a very decent selection online. For the price of the products the fabrics are great as well as the finishing of most pieces, the same cannot be said of many brands that are more expensive and don’t deliver as much.
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Although there is nothing truly innovative or highly creative in terms of pattern cutting, color options and materials the Miu Miu collection for next Fall was probably my favorite from all the shows. Honestly just because I feel I could wear every single piece and feel great in it. From the hair to the makeup and accessories it’s all 40’s movie star and hollywood glamour with a hint of baseball. There are clothes suitable for every occasion and they look flawless.
Marc Jacobs has produced a seriously interesting collection that mixes the 1940’s with French maids and more than a hint of S&M. Peter Pan collars, transparencies, lace, leather bibs, stockings, corset belts and fur. The colors are luscious and rich, deep greens, burgundy, grey, chocolate, black, cream and crisp white on the collars. All set in a hotel scenario with an elevator background. I really like how the hats complement the looks and make everything more believable.
Blocks of color mixed with layers of see through fabric makes for softer very feminine looks. The creation of varied textures and the multitude of shades makes a great trend to adapt and experiment with. It’s all about playing and making it work for you. Showing off some skin while keeping it slightly covered. Understated sexy at it’s best.
Girls in boys clothes have been a consistent trend during past seasons, it is always hand in hand with some other ultra feminine trend to create a balance in the fashion spectrum. But this time around it’s not only the boyfriend blazers, the shirts and the crisp trousers the whole styling follows with messy long hair or pulled back hair and the flat shoes. Yes most of the runway shows had indeed a lot of mannish shoes. Plenty of variations to go around. That I have to say is quite a relief, I am a self-confessed shoe addict, particularly heels but they tend not to be practical and after a couple of hours I am dying to swap them for a pair of comfy flats. The past few seasons some designers and high street shops have really exaggerated the height of heels and platforms, I have seen shoes that literally add 20 cm to a person and seem extremely complicated and heavy to walk with. I am not a fan of kitten heels for me they are either flats of high heels but there is a limit to how high I am willing or able to go.