Monday, 1 November 2010

FASHION - Republic Press Day

Republic press day

Republic press day

I was invited last week to go to the Republic press day for a preview of SS11's styles. I know the brand pretty well, I always used to hunt for bargains in the Brighton store when I lived down that way. Since moving to London I haven't been so up on them, although I hear there's a store in the gleaming Westfield shopping centre.

The collections were set out into rooms, each with a different feel. The nautical/preppy, flirty/girly, urban/khaki and full-on party. There were a few things that stood out as I wandered round with my champagne cocktail. 

Firstly... pleats. I am on the look-out for all things pleated come spring especially after eeing so many pleats on the SS11 catwalks at London Fashion Week.

Next, light manipulated knits. There were some really unusual pieces including cut-out styles, twisted and cobweb knitwear. It's definitely something to consider for the transitional weather before summer comes (if it does).

Overall I was pleasantly surprised by the collections and although much of it was what I would have expected, especially the casualwear, there were plenty of really on-trend and unique items that I'll be looking out for come Spring.

Republic press day
Republic press day
Republic press day

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