New Look’s A/W ’14 collection features this season’s most covetable key pieces and trends.
Throughout the entire collection, eye-catching embroidery, fringing and flashes of fluoro transform easy pieces into absolute must-haves. Checks are a big deal in everything from elegant tailoring, statement clutches and killer heels to cosy scarves, sweaters and blanket coats for both men & women.
Ladies daywear sees brushed cotton-check shirting mixed with chunky knitwear and felted wool in gritty khaki tones. Boyfriend jeans and acid washes are all the rage.
The women’s evening wear is inspired by the late 1960s partywear! Ladies can expect lush velvets and shimmering metallics covered with embellishments, complemented by gorgeously bejewelled party shoes.
Outerwear are styled with parkas, made with soft faux fur hoods and over-sized boyfriend coats in mannish checks. Footwear are used to toughen up the overall look with chunky soles, textural interest and metal hardware.
New Look’s womenswear range includes Petites, for women 5’3” and under, and Inspire, available up to size 28.
The Menswear collection sees strong naval and military influences; stormy seas and dark skies inspire the colour palette, prints and heavy textures. Deep blues and greens are accented with pops of neon and offset with khaki and muted tones. Cable knit jumpers, wool pea coats, Breton stripes and heavy military boots are key.
Tailoring is slim and tapered with a modern update on checks, dogtooth and contrast panelling. Long wool overcoats showcase a darker direction for formalwear. Slogan sweats alongside pastel hues give a Parisian-chic edge that adds a touch of prep to the collection.
The Tokyo Laundry concession offers streetwise pieces, fronted by hoodies and shirts in bright colours made with soft, comfy materials.
Overall, the collection’s clothes and fabric are smooth, fun futuristic.