Laura Ashley A/W 13

 A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to attend the Laura Ashley A/W press day and get a sneak preview of their fashion and homeware collections for the new season. While they’ve always been an interiors powerhouse, I think Laura Ashley have struggled to make an impact on the fashion side of things in recent years. Not so this season, the collection was stylish and contemporary enough to attract a new generation of shopper, while not being so ‘directional’ that it will alienate its core. LA1

I loved the rich, jewel-toned colour palette woven through the collection. The gorgeous shades of emerald, sapphire, garnet and amethyst added a real sense of opulence. 

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Juxtaposed against this were monochrome, geometric sixties styles – perfect for the office!

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The statement jewellery was gorgeous – I can see myself wearing any of these beautiful green-toned necklaces.

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I really liked the Global Traveller collection; this printed scarf looks fabulous against the striped jersey biker.

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The detailing on the skirts and trousers in this collection were very Marant.

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These animal print, ponkskin bags were so luxurious, I would be happy with either of these!

At this point my camera died, so here are some links to my favourite picks:

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Animal Print Pintucked Sheer Top and Camisole – £60

Navy and White Stripe Cotton Weave Jacket - £70

Navy and White Stripe Cotton Weave Jacket – £70

Green Snakeskin Print Shirt - £55

Green Snakeskin Print Shirt – £55

Blue Wool Rich Concealed Button Coat - £165

Blue Wool Rich Concealed Button Coat – £165

Angora Mix Jewel Neck Jumper - £70

Angora Mix Jewel Neck Jumper – £70

Butterfly Side Twist Dress - £80

Butterfly Side Twist Dress – £80

Navy and White Ikat Print Tunic Dress - £85

Navy and White Ikat Print Tunic Dress – £85

Spot Print Twist Detail Dress - £75

Spot Print Twist Detail Dress – £75

Tweed Skirt - £65

Tweed Skirt – £65

 

Cotton Twill Embroidered Waistband Trousers – £55

Floral Front Plain Back Top - £40

Floral Front Plain Back Top – £40

Diamond Print Drape Pocket Tunic - £60

Diamond Print Drape Pocket Tunic – £60

So, anything take your fancy? As always, I love to hear your views, so do let me know what you think!

Happy weekends all x

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