Life&Style writer Tamir Davies interviews UoB entrepeneur and MyOnesie creator Philip Coombes ahead of the chilly festive season and Charlotte Spence gives us a feature on the products themselves. Plus an exclusive discount code and competition!Written by Tamir Davies & Charlotte Spence on 6th December 2013
Chanel Pre-Collection Spring/Summer 2013
Ah the pre-collections; they’re such a lovely antidote to the lethargy that the current in-between months cause, when we can only look forward to wearing that carefully curated summer wardrobe whilst whiling away the hours awing over the couture from Cannes and the Met Gala. The most decadent pre-collections are undoubtedly, and unsurprisingly, by Chanel. […]
The sumptuous gardens combined with golden embellishment, floating organza and 18th century- style tailoring to evoke the feel that somehow, somewhere, Marie Antoinette was watching over the proceedings with an approving eye, her little sheep trailing after her on a length of blue ribbon. However, these nods to baroque were immediately contrasted with the aforementioned brothel creepers, bleached denim and low slung cargo-esque trousers, which lent the collection a grungy air last seen on Courtney Love sometime in the 90s. You may have thought that the decade was having coverage enough with the street style trends such as brothel creepers, giant knits and tie-die; designers such as Altuzarra showing day wear that would put Sporty Spice to shame; and brands such as Calvin Klein rebooting the translucent slip dress, à la Kate Moss. However, now that Lagerfeld has illustrated Chanel's sartorial acceptance of the 90s revival, albeit translated through the 'frivolity of the 18th century updated in new materials and new proportions, it is certain that this micro-trend will soon be becoming a maxi-trend.
Happy grunging readers, you have Karl's blessing.