Harvey Nics A/W Press Day

It may seem twisted that I’m gearing up
to fill my A.W wardrobe already. While Scotland is experiencing it’s mandatory 2 weeks of good weather a year I’m already full on fantasising about shearling, heavy knits and faux fur skirts. You can
thank the Harvey Nichols press day for that.

Fast fashion has no doubt changed the
way we shopped, but its also had a transformative effect on the way
we consume luxury products. As a whole there has seemed to be a shift
moving away from defining customers purely by age (it’s a pretty
archaic practice to assume a woman won’t want to buy some printed
trousers because she’s not 25) but there is also a focus on products
being transeason. We’re buying things that we love, that last and we
can wear all year round. That said it’s still super exciting to hear
the trend forecasts – which have definitely taken a more classic,
clean cut focus.

My favourite up and coming trends
shouldn’t come as any big suprises and feel very organic and
wearable. Androgyny

is looking to come back in a big way (flat fugly
shoes, sharp collars – I am delighted), a move from all black to
softer fondants (I LOVE all white looks) and a really big focus on
texture (chunky knits are a winter MUST but also loads of faux furs
on skirts, on jackets, on pretty much everything.) We can also look
forward to jewellery becoming a big harsher – less delicate and
feminine – let’s think insects, bats and eyeballs. Seriously –
the Harvey Nics press day was essentially like a crash course
reminder of why I fell in love with fashion.

I had a few pieces I fell in love with
that will be available in store come September. Kenzo continue to
utterly KILL IT with their jumpers – and the embroided evil eye
number is something I’m all in about. Hitting my knitwear fix and
inputting some much needed frosted goodness in to my wardrobe. If you
like to keep it dark and twisty for your knitwear James Long has a
spectacular Divine jumper as part of his new range of sweaters which
I utterly love. I am all about shopping across departments and this
guy is spectacular. New menswear brand 1205 also do a gorgeous
quilted charcoal grey jumper that’s perfect for Scottish weather in
general.

Bugs, insects and all things nasty in accessorise are something I’m super excited about with a range of
gorgeous jewellery from Bernard Delettrez. Eyeballs, bats and skulls
– oh my! It feels like someone has been reading my memos. However
creepy crawlies and things that go bump in the night aren’t
restrained to our jewellery – with new brand Mother of Pearl
releasing a gorgeous range of street wear inspired shoes with luxe
fabrics. Bees and moth prints on my shoes? Now THIS is what I am
talking about.

Texture wise my favourite pieces come
from two new brands to Harvey Nics – Kara and Mackage. Kara’s range
of textured bags is utterly gorgeous and I utterly live for the camel
shearling number. Got size, good shapes and utterly gorgeous. Mackage
deliver transeasonal style across all ages with really really
beautiful jackets. This collarless leather number is clean, elegant
and belongs in my wardrobe as of yesterday.

Fashion has always been a bit weird (lobster prints and cat shoes) and I love how distinctly unpretty A/W is set up to be. A real focus on texture and really minimal clean cuts which I’m all about as well as some curio jewellery pieces.

Not that I’m fully ready for Summer to be over (it’s really just begun) but uh….is it Winter yet?

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