Wallis has announced its collections for Autumn/Winter 2011.
The womens fashion company continues the paired down trend during the autumn/winter season with '60s Modernity', offering a strong modernist take on the 1960s. Architecturally tailored pieces such as the three quarter length coat, long lined tunic and the flood length trousers create clean lines in futuristic shapes. Unexpected colour clashing on a pallet of electric blue, ginger and black are blended on fabrics of denim, tweed and leather, while prints on knitwear pieces provide stark contrasts. Favourite pieces from the story include the ankle grazing two tone trouser and the leather T shirt, which makes a welcome return this season with fur trim sleeves. Accessories are kept simple to complete the minimalistic look, with snakeskin adding texture.
The 'Babington House' collection offers masculine tailoring and historical referencing, combined to create a quintessentially English collection with a nod to the 1970s. Russet hues blend with peach and camel while colour blocking of muted tones remains important. Ali MacGraw inspired T dresses in autumnal shade colour clashes add retro glamour to the collection. Culottes and flared cords are key trouser shapes for the season, creating fluid lines in intrepid colours of berry and burnt orange. These can be paired with a pussy bow blouse and a snug sweater vest or velvet blazer to complete this feminine silhouette. Hero items include the tweed belted trench coat and the berry Afghan faux fur coat. Accessories could include a fedora with a feather in the brim and a patent ladylike tote for 1970s chic.
This autumn/winter, the womens clothing company also pays homage to Alexander McQueen with the 'Gorgeous Gothic' collection in a story that evokes Gothic glamour. Leather and chiffon fabrication come together throughout the collection to create dramatic effects. Black mink and soft smoke lilac are blended for vintage boudoir feel. The silhouette is lean; sheer fabrics and contrasting hem lines create a provocative response, while pleats and tucks soften the look and create floaty elegant lines. Victoriana boots laced to the knee are teamed with outerwear favourites including the opulent beaded cape or the midnight black faux fur coat to complete the look.
All products will be available on-line at wallis.co.uk including a fantastic range of shoes, belts and bags to accessorise outfits for all occasions.
Wallis is as an aspirational, premium high street brand. The brand has a strong British heritage - first store opened in Islington 1932.
At the heart of Wallis is an understating of real women. It believes in women as individuals not stereotypes and it wants women to look and feel the best they can. This is reflected in the brand's design philosophy. Wallis design clothes that allow real women to look great - clothes that combine the fabric and cut with their natural curves.
Wallis dresses today's woman with distinctively designed clothes for a modern contemporary look that makes her feel confident and special, whatever the occasion. Interpreting trends for the fashion conscious 35+ woman and offering clothes that reflect the spirit of women today.
Quality of fit and fabric is paramount as it’s the brands aim to provide a welcoming and enjoyable shopping experience.
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