A little while ago, I made my bi-annual pilgrimage to One Marylebone for the M&S AW14 Press Day. Although it seems like we've scarcely said hello to the summer, with the year whizzing by so quickly, it will soon be time to dust off your winter coat and reach for your woollies again- and being prepared is never a bad thing, eh? I absolutely adored what M&S had to offer for SS14, so was really eager to see how they've continued to evolve their design processes and core womenswear aesthetic for next season- and I wasn't at all disappointed...
Firstly, I can foresee my coat collection spiraling out of control when the majority of these pieces hit the shops! With gorgeous textured, faux fur offerings sitting alongside more trend-led windowpane prints, and vivid pops of primary and pastel colours, it looks like M&S will be a real one-stop outerwear shop when the chillier weather descends. I really loved the more relaxed shapes, as well as contrasting collar details which punctuated a lot of the coats on display, and the vibrant array of hues throughout the collection promise to instantly combat the winter blues.
Across clothing, textured knits offer a heritage feel and perfect practicality, and a 60s influence is present across dresses and occasion wear- although kept current thanks to cut out details and sheer paneling. Accessories are again bold and colourful, in a cross section of paint box hues to elevate even the dreariest of winter days. Rosie for Autograph's autumnal offering comprises yet more beautifully constructed, vintage inspired lingerie, with a comfortable feel thanks to the incorporation of the onesie! With comfort in mind, M&S's core underwear and nightwear range of next season offers a gorgeous selection of essentials, including pieces which are fleece lined, woolly socks and practical pieces, all designed to see you through to next spring in cosy style.
A big thank you to Megan for showing me everything!
What do you think of M&S's new season pieces?
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