Shirt – Jonathan Saunders – £45
Jacket – Marios Schwab – £295
Trousers – Preen – £50
Designers at Debenhams continue to impress me and when the press show rolls round I always find myself wondering why I don’t shop there more. The /Edition designers – Marios Schwab, Jonathan Saunders, Preen and Roksanda Ilincic all tick so many boxes for me. Gorgeous prints, clean cut silhouette, leather and lace. It definitely feels like someone has been reading my memos.
Marios Schwab return for his second collection and while I’m not mad crazy for it as a whole, the few stand out pieces are some of my favourite pieces I’ve seen in a while. The buttery looking leather jacket in oxblood (timeless) and the lace back dress were two of my favourites and instant wardrobe classics. Jonathan Saunders continues to make some of the most delicious prints my eyes ever did see and makes me want to embrace patterns in a big way (just when I thought I was going all clean and minimal.) Preen have the most GORGEOUS biker jacket in at the moment as well as some gorgeous printed tapered trousers that I would like to wear to the office,pub and the gym if you please. Illinic continues making beautiful dresses – and that neon green dress she has for this collection is having my heart doing all the pitter pattery things.
I creeped in to pick up a few treats from Debhenhams and was suprised to find myself locked down at Principles for Ben de Lisi. It was never a brand I’ve spent a lot of time near (or indeed batted an eye towards) but orange, neon yellow, gorgeous tailoring – I was ready for it. I picked up some black (surprise surprise) luxe tapered jogging trousers (it’s okay my head hurt typing that too) to experiment with this whole luxe leisurewear thing that’s going around. Results so far are inconclusive but now that the frost is cleared hoping to experiment with them a little bit more. If I’m going to be honest I just wanted to be super comfy but still manage to look chic in the office. There has to be a trick to it right?
Do you think you’ll be making a creep at Debenhams this season? Ever bought from any of their designer collaborations before?