Friday, 22 April 2011

Bryan Morel PR AW11 press day

A couple of weeks ago, I headed over to the Bryan Morel PR offices to check out their client's Autumn/Winter 2011 collections. They represent a whole host of gorgeous brands including Osman, Maria Grachvogel, Oliver Peoples and John Rocha. The Osman collection was stunning but I came away coveting all of the Maria Grachvogel accessories. 

Osman - The collection was very minimalist with lots of white and structured shapes with little punches of colour and contrasting textures. He used lots of leather which was so strokeable and buttersoft. 

Oliver Peoples - Gorgeous vintage-inspired styles which are instant classics. 

John Rocha - The collection was very high impact, blacks and neutrals punctuated with high impact punches of red. There were lots of different textures including lace, appliqué, ribbons, chiffon and even tinsel! There were two statement coats which caught my eye: the tinsel coat and red goat fur trench. What I love about John Rocha is that everything is manufactured in Ireland, I think it's very admirable that he is supporting industry and manufacturing. It's a very topical issue with the spotlight on UK manufacturing being discussed at length in Drapers. 

Maria Grachvogel - This was my absolute favourite collection. I adore her signature digital prints and draping, for better images of the collection check out my post on the LFW show. What I didn't get an opportunity to see at the show was the fabulous accessories. The big, chunky statement jewellery had tribal and gothic influences with feather details and gorgeous materials. As for Maria Grachvogel's bags, I just want/need that last black snakeskin one. 

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