Saturday, 9 June 2012

Next AW12 Press Day - Part 1

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The main purpose for my visit to London a couple of weeks ago, was to attend the latest offerings from high-street retailer Next. I always look forward to the Next Press Days, I love the amazing venues in London they always choose, in this case the fabulous Somerset House (home of London Fashion Week). And I like to see how the talented stylists put everything together, giving me lots of ideas for future styling. Somerset House was an amazing location which, even on an incredibly hot day, managed to provided lots of light and air. The floor of Somerset House which held the event, was sectioned into various rooms - so I was able to browse interior, menswear, womenswear and childrenswear in self-contained spaces. 

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This event celebrated 30 years of retail, and upon entering we were presented with a capsule collection of '30 Pieces'. Key accessories and clothing, I firmly have my eye on this navy tweed jacket. Overall, I think this is my most favoured collection from Next so far. Although it helps that Autumn/Winter are my favourite seasons, this collection seems to focus on all of the things I like the most - classic, clean lines with simple styling in good quality fabrics.

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As per usual, it is once I return home and browse the photographs I have taken, to see exactly what caught my eye on the day - it always end up being accessories! I love details. There were some amazing textures and fabrics in both the clothing and accessories, favourites this time being the two pairs of glittery nude shoes and the heavy textured tote bag.

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The menswear is perfection this collection, I love a classic gentleman look. Lots of tweed with heavy brogue style for footwear. This is for the man who likes to make an effort - there should be more of them around!

I have the interior and childrenswear sections for another post, so I'll have them up for you very soon.

11 comments:

  1. I agree that a man should make some effort and wear lovely garments, like the ones you posted. Sounds like a fun day indeed! x

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  2. I love the accessories you featured - especially the gorgeous bags!

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  3. Some lovely thins in the collection, looks like it will be a good one this year.

    X x

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  4. I've just discovered your blog and it's fantastic!!!!
    Hugs and kisses

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  5. I can't believe Next is 30 years old! Some gorgeous accessories here - I especially love the sparkly nude flats with the big bow - so pretty and wearable.
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Dang, the stylists at Next have GOT it TOGETHER! I love how everything was displayed. Thanks for sharing the photos! Some major inspiration here.

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  7. I've been VERY impressed with Next over the past couple of years, they've been coming out with some truly wonderful pieces. I'm in love with the fur collared cape, as well as the sequinned bits and bobs in this post, I can't wait to start earning money again so I can nab a few pieces for myself!

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  8. they seem to have make a great and considered effort for this event, it's a great achievement too. the navy chanel esque jacket seems very you. the mens stuff looks really impressive too

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  9. How nice! What a fun opportunity :) It's nice to know what we can anticipate this fall <3

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  10. Gorgeous collection, quite timeless and elegant I think. Lovely photographs as usual x

    Em

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  11. Does the lovely sparkly tweed jacket have a matching skirt that I spy in the background? *swoon*

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