Saturday, July 25, 2009
I attended the Arcadia press day on Wed which is a preview of the AW09 and Christmas collections from Topshop, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins, Evans and Wallis, i will review these all separately, but first up is Dorothy Perkins, which is fast becoming one of my top high street stores, due to it's trendy shake up of late.
The 80's theme was seen all throughout in the form of the colours, fabrics, style and shapes of clothes and even making it's way down to the accessories. The exaggerated shoulder trend is key for AW09 and Dorothy Perkins have gently introduced this in the form of slightly padded shoulder dresses (see in centre pic above), Sequins were seen everywhere from jackets and over sized t-shirts to clutch bags which will be lovely for the party season ahead. There is also a very Micheal Jackson like red leather jacket which gives a nod to the mid 80's.
My favourite pieces are this zebra print sheer panel dress and the over sized shoulder embellished jumper which is pure 80's glamour.
Key colours are red, gold, silver, purple and cobalt blue.