They say that September is the January of fashion and it is so true when it comes to Sheikhland where September is all about fashion events drenching the city in high fashion moods.
Well, this year yours truly had the pleasure of being invited to preview the Autum-Winter 2014 Collection by Marks & Spencer at the gorgeous Waldorf Astoria, the Palm Jumeirah. What was really exciting for an ex-Londoner and forever-London-lover like was the theme of the show. No points for guessing here – the theme was ‘London Calling’.
The simple yet luxurious, wearable in practical life yet stylish, the collection was designed to represent the charm and sophistication of London.
Don’t you worry if you could not be there, yours truly has tried making a little video right up there for you all to have a little experience of the show.
There could not have been a better start to the show than sounds of thunderstorm and models walking the ramp with brollies, wearing jackets and yet looking all glam – reminding me of my London days where winters were all about rains every now and then and fat jackets, thankfully to which M&S has given some interesting colours than the usual boring blacks or browns.
The collection showcased covered both day and night wear for autumn and winter.
The ladies’ collection made a decent attempt to bring together luxurious cashmere and wool layers in powder pastels with an interesting use of colours to create a contrast triggering off a look based on Modernist-Minimal lines.
Pretty shades of cornflower blue, dusty lilac and blush tones beautifully complemented by rich greys and neutrals promised a warm yet a happy looking wardrobe for dull winters.
My favourite looks of the collection were the gorgeous shades of Red, Blue and Green for the jackets breaking away from the monotony of the usual dark colours in jackets. And the other has to be the fascinating ponchos creating such a statement look. ( see the video for them)
The Autumn Winter Menswear collection is based on classic, masculine elegance with a focus on bold tailoring, fine fabrics, contrasting textures and iconic pieces.
I found that the collection showcased was a nice blend of fashion and practical clothing. The fabrics, the colours and the cuts can easily be adopted from the ramp to real day-to-day life.
The collection is now available in Marks & Spencer’s stores across GCC.
If you go and check it out, I would love to know how you found it.
Until I see you next, stay fashionable! 🙂