Last week I attended the House of Fraser AW15 fashion press show in Glasgow. It took place in the beautiful surroundings of the Theatre Royal. Live models in stunning festive evening wear mingled with guests as we enjoyed cocktails and canapes from Hutchesons Bar & Brasserie.
Brand Biba, exclusive to House of Fraser, had their own Christmas room to showcase their glittery party dresses and clutch bags. There was a Christmas tree and a table laid out for Christmas dinner. It was lovely to get some December sparkle in September. Talking of sparkle, Biba also had some amazing jewellery. I love these retro Biba rose gold crystal earrings (£65 from www.houseoffraser.co.uk/jewellery) as they fit in perfectly with the current AW15 fashion trends that are borrowing from decades past.
All of the upcoming season's trends were on display. In terms of fabrics, faux fur is going to be huge across accessories and clothing. Heritage fabrics such as tweed, wool and tartan checks were also everywhere. It also wouldn't be the holiday season without lots of metallics and sparkled creations.
The styling of these items made serious nods towards the past decades of the 60s, 70s and 80s. This AW15 is definitely retro. For the 1960s trend, think bright tweed shift dresses, roll-neck jumpers, capes and bubble coats. The 70s comes back to us in the form of long-silhouettes, military-style wear, hippie fringing, faux fur and bold-print blouses. Finally, it's with the 1980s trend that you can really get your glam-on. Metallics, shiny fabrics and bright bold colour-blocking are everywhere with this trend. Think structured-shouldered blazers, velvet, full skirts and glitter tights.
I can't wait to start experimenting with these new trends and getting my wardrobe sorted for the colder months.
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