Arnotts Autumn/Winter Womenswear 2017 – The season’s look is soft and feminine while a sporty and masculine influence creates a modern and contemporary twist. For AW17 Arnotts sees an exciting addition of new womenswear brands from the international stage, including collections from Millie Mackintosh, Set, Samsoe & Samsoe and Max & Co, while Lauren by Ralph Lauren evening dresses bring a new dimension to occasion wear.
Valerie O’Neill, Arnotts Fashion Buying Director said, “This season at Arnotts we are celebrating ageless style. Fashion is about expressing your individual style and exuding confidence. We have an extensive collection of brands who present contemporary catwalk inspired looks to meet the demands of the modern Irish woman of every age and occasion.”
‘Sartorial Sport’ is a key trend for Autumn Winter 2017 at Arnotts, where tailoring takes on active for this streetwear style. Sport has inspired patterns for ready-to-wear clothing; including outerwear and separates that transition from work to weekend. This look is clean and relaxed, creating an effortless style. Details are also key for Sartorial Sport with zips, drawstrings, stripes and prints keeping the trend connected to its sporty roots. Millie Mackintosh, Ganni, and Luisa Cerano have used this inspiration to great effect in their collections.
‘Modern Heritage’ features an inspirational mix of masculine and feminine pieces, blended with cool uniform elements and Victorian style references. Here softness combines with masculine inspired tailoring, creating a new form of power dressing for the modern woman. Texture is essential, with re-worked fabrications to create a fresh, yet contemporary look. Opulent navy’s, muddy hues and dusty shades of grey and tan are key. Modern Heritage can be seen across brands such as Hugo by Hugo Boss, Caroline Kilkenny, Strenesse, and Caractere.
A lighter spin on the new season trends is ‘Soft Romance’. Romantic, girly and ladylike and highlights florals are not just for Spring. This season florals are revamped with a painterly touch, leaving a more three-dimensional impression. This trend is also playing with fabrications, from layers of sheer chiffon, to rich silks to weighted crepes, which are acting as the canvas for these feminine cuts. Soft Romance can be found across brands including Ganni, Max & Co, Set, Samsoe & Samsoe and Millie Mackintosh.
Infused with a spirited attitude, ‘Cocktail Hour’ is the key party wear trend, which takes on glamorous shapes and drenches them in satin, lace, sequins and velvet. Feathers, fringes and embellishments add unique textures and movement to these party pieces, driving this trend are brands such as Millie Mackintosh, Luisa Cerano, Max & Co, Vera Mont, Caroline Kilkenny, and Tara Jarmon.
Outerwear is a crucial wardrobe staple for Autumn Winter. A tailored winter coat is a must-have for every wardrobe and the AW17 runways were awash with variations from thigh-grazers to floor-sweepers. Key Brands include Hugo by Hugo Boss, Basler, Marella, Max & Co, Niamh O’Neill, Strenesse and Tara Jarmon. ‘Look-at-me’ furry coats once strictly belonged to the ranks of fashion extroverts are now a staple piece; from teddy bear to shearling this is the cosiest of all outerwear trends. Brands embracing the cuddly trend include Marella, Tara Jarmon, Millie Mackintosh, J. Lindeberg, Selected Femme and Basler. Thanks to a recent wave of designer fashion with off-duty cool, the puffa has gone chic. Winter whites, greys and navy’s are fundamental colours, with pops of reds, yellows, greens and pinks. Brands featuring stylish puffas include Marella, Caractere, Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Masai, and Armani Jeans.
New Womenswear Brands
Set is a progressive premium brand that stands for a contemporary, urban casual look. The collection’s image is defined by standout pieces that are easily combined and exude a casual elegance. The brand aspires to the highest quality standards and the collection is largely produced in Europe using European fabrics and yarns.
Max & Co, part of the Max Mara group, is dedicated to fashion conscious women who are eager to put together a distinctive personal style. Max & Co is focused on being individual and dynamic, where Italian tradition merges with the latest trends.
Snice launching her own label in 2014, Millie Mackintosh has become known for her collections inspired by ‘rebellious femininity’. Dresses are key, accompanied by exclusive prints, outerwear pieces and feminine tailoring. Her collection explores different themes with a nod to tradition and glamour yet sensibility.
What began 48 years ago with a collection of ties has grown into an entire world, redefining style. Ralph Lauren has always stood for providing quality products, creating worlds and inviting people to take part. This AW17, Lauren by Ralph Lauren introduces evening dresses to its offering, which is new to Arnotts and arriving in perfect time for the approaching festive party season.
Arnotts AW17 Accessories – This Autumn/Winter the Arnotts Accessories Hall sees the highly anticipated launch of our Michael Michael Kors Boutique. Our boutique launch in October 2017 is sure to make Arnotts the go-to destination for all your accessory needs. Michael Kors will join a host of US brands in our accessories hall including Coach, Kate Spade New York, Guess, Rebecca Minkoff and DKNY.
The Michael Michael Kors collection is the epitome of contemporary glamour – the collection’s jet-set aesthetic combines stylish elegance and a sporty attitude. Coveted handbags, small leather goods and stylish tech accessories are the perfect addition to our evolving accessories department. Our Michael Michael Kors Boutique will play host to this year’s most coveted trends; Suede accents, metallic finishes and stud detailing are finer details that are sure to bring the boutique to life.
Jewel toned colour palettes are a key call out for accessories this season. Rich bordeaux, olive greens and warm cognac tans create an autumnal palette to complement our womenswear ready-to-wear collections perfectly. These opulent colours are best seen applied to patent croc and suede finishes for AW17. Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Furla, Lancaster Paris and Coccinelle are key brands representing this trend.
In contrast, clean lines and softened leathers work back to muted tones for AW17. Delicate winter pastels are accented with metallic finishes to bring a light and romantic feel to our accessories hall. Ted Baker and Kate Spade New York illustrate this romantic trend in the form of ladylike shapes and delicate girly detailing which prove a beautiful contrast to our AW17 offer.
This season the tote sees a seasonal update in the form of winged side detailing; this nod to the catwalk is best represented by Lauren by Ralph Lauren and Michael Michael Kors. Smaller styles offer a day to night sensibility, perfect for the party season ahead; the convertible cross body is a perfect investment for AW17. Rebecca Minkoff and Lulu Guinness are key brands where multi way styles exceed our expectations – both stylish and wearable.
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