Just Cavalli, Anna Sui
Gestuz, Mark & James
Tara Jarmon, Missoni
Vivienne Westwood, M Missoni
Reiss, Hoss Intropia
Rebecca Minkoff, Aubrey
Steve Madden, Buffalo, Kurt Geiger, Kurt Geiger, Anne Klein
Yes, there's menswear in today's post. Last week I went along to the Arnotts AW12 Press Day. I was in my element. I felt like I was in a shop with nobody else in it and I could spend as much time as I wanted just looking at everything...clothes, bags, shoes, accessories...they nearly had to kick me out.
I never realised Arnotts stocked so many designers (Missoni, Just Cavalli, Vivienne Westwood) and yes, some of the prices are quite high, but there's also quite alot of very reasonably priced pieces and you know you're getting good quality. I don't normally blog about menswear but from what I saw I may make a trip with himself there soon too.
From what I saw designers seem to pick a trend and then work their pieces around that.
"Trends include Lady of the Manor: mismatched tweeds, printed checks, vintage inspired jewelled embellishments, wallpaper floral prints paired with argyles and chunky knits. There's also hints of the 20’s, 50’s and the 60’s: these eras have been referenced again but they have evolved with block colour and quirky prints."
"There is an uncompromised modernity here with simple but strong silhouettes, an abundance of shift dresses, boxy coats, a line skirts, embellished shell tops and cigarette pants."
There were also lots of faux fur stoles and gilets, gorgeous hats and pretty bird scarves. Hats are very much in this autumn which I'm happy about as I bought a black wool trilby-style one recently with my mom.
Credit cards beware...Arnotts are opening a 10,000 sq. foot Shoe Garden in September. It's going to be Ireland's largest footwear department including Vivienne Westwood, Nine West, Kurt Geiger and Carvela. I may have to go in for a look...