Wenda's Fashion Blog
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Don’t you just love it when your favourite store get’s together with a top designer and launches a new range at a snip of the price!! Well all our favourite stores are doing it and a few new one’s too, so go on get your own designer piece to cherish forever this season.
La Redoute are the latest to collab with French designer Vanessa Bruno’s understated designs
The much-awaited limited edition A/W 2011-2012 line of Vanessa Bruno for La Redoute is finally displayed on the website
The collection embodies 3 different lines: women, children, house and you will find a selection of items composing the women's collection. The range is very classical and sleek with feminine and delicate items. The clothes look comfy and most of them are very straight cut, or worn slightly baggy. The accessories carry a more fantasist feel with the belts and the bags coming in as the pieces spicing up a little the very basic line.
The whole collection comes in her signature muted browns and slate grey natural tones. She’s even designed the cutest girls’ which will also be hard to resist for any Mum with a daughter! This range is perfect for anyone looking for that distinctive chic Parisian look without the designer price tag. www.laredoute.com
VERSACE TO DESIGN ICONIC COLLECTION FOR H&M THIS Autumn
H&M is proud to announce that its Autumn 2011 designer collaboration will be with one of the world’s most legendary fashion brands, Versace. Designed by its creative director Donatella Versace, the exclusive collection will recall the vibrant heritage of the brand, complete with leather, prints, color, and exuberance in exclusive materials at fantastic H&M prices. The collection will include lines for both women and men and selected pieces for the home. The collection will be available in about 300 stores worldwide. In addition, Donatella Versace has also designed a pre-spring collection for H&M which will be exclusively available in countries with H&M on-line sales from January 19.
“I am thrilled to be collaborating with H&M and to have the opportunity of reaching their wide audience. The collection will be quintessential Versace, perfect for H&M and Versace fans everywhere,” says Donatella Versace.
Versace is one of the most important brands of recent times and their collection for H&M will be glamorous and extraordinary - everything Versace stands for. Versace is sharing with us iconic designs from the archives. This is such a celebratory collaboration and is perfect for the festive season,” says Margareta van den Bosch, creative advisor at H&M.
CLEMENTS RIBEIRO AND JOHN LEWIS
Renowned for their mastery of wool, layering prints and clashing colours, husband and wife team Suzanne Clements and Brazilian-born Inacio Ribeiro have captured elements of their high fashion collections and created a wearable, chic and playful new range for John Lewis.
Highlights of the new exclusive John Lewis range include cropped high necked military jackets, a selection of two tone pastel cashmere cardigans sporting elbow pads and luxurious yet minimal navy, cinder and mink cashmere jumper dresses. With prices ranging from £85 for a v-neck sweater and £250 for a Cocoon coat, Clements Ribeiro’s simple modern shapes and original colour combinations make their designs supremely collectable and instantly recognizable.
The collection we’ve created for John Lewis is all about marrying style with functionality, luxury with simplicity and a touch of humour!”
The designs incorporate all the admired Clements Ribeiro trademarks, from soft cashmere and merino wool knit sweaters and daywear jumper dresses to striking military inspired jackets which are perfect for effortless desk to dinner chic.