Miss Selfridge Spring/Summer 2005 Press Release & Images
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traditional look, influenced by equestrian sports and country pursuits.
Jackets and blouses are nipped at the waist with attention to detailing, as
brass buttons, raw edges and elbow patches add contrast to embellished full
skirts. Styling combines quirky 1970’s lifestyle with tweed and check
where waistcoats are mixed back with khaki jodhpurs tucked into riding
Victoriana inspired silhouettes add a touch of romance with tailored walking
shorts complementing ladylike lace blouses in muted tones. Warm
neutrals in creams and browns sit back with shades of petrol, midnight and a
hint of lilac.
Diverse Eastern European cultures inspire a look comprising homespun
decorative detailing with naïve embroideries and decorative floral prints.
Embellishment and colourful crochets are key and have an authentic 70’s folk
Simple broderie anglaise blouses are worn
with ditzy floral prairie skirts for a feminine yet eclectic look.
Hand crafted crochet tunics sit back with African inspired prints and
oversized beads and wooden bangles. Appliquéd wide canvas and aged
leather belts complete this look.
Offbeat colour combinations add a modern slant to a pretty colour palette of
lilacs, blues and geranium.
Exotic florals, metallic stripes and bold prints add a feast of colour and
exuberance to this look. Silhouettes are fluid yet voluminous in dip-dyed
effect with embroidery and beading, as lurex in metallic gold is worked back
into chiffon prints to add a touch of glamour.
The dress remains key this season with soft
layering, handkerchief hems and halter neck styles as feminine wrap tops team
with dark over-dyed drainpipes or cropped well-loved jeans. The look is
versatile and can be worn with strappy Grecian sandals or print covered
A vibrant colour story of exotic greens and
blues and rich purples mixes with citrus tones of orange and yellow and
metallics add highlights.
Based on 1960’s kitsch, this look is slightly quirky yet feminine. Oversize
floral prints and lurex stripes create a melting pot of patterns and colour. Walking shorts are knee length and are softened as part of a layered look
with printed kaftans, tunics and crochet detailed vests.
A subtle 1950’s vibe returns for Retro
Resort as the classic halterneck sundress makes a comeback. Silhouettes are
gently waisted with soft full skirt, and oversized sunglasses add that movie
Hot pink mingles with aqua marine, vibrant
green and chocolate to create retro geometric prints and a dramatic colour
This is a pretty hippy look with touches of retro and vintage, with a strong
emphasis on casual wear. Worn denim is mixed with cheesecloth shirts,
printed kaftans and broderie Anglaise detailed blouses. Festival vibe
influences come through in silhouettes of tiered maxi skirts and loose
fitting tunics, in natural textures of cheesecloth, seersucker and voile.
Pretty shades of lilac, pink and lemon
lighten the look as they are mixed back with indigo denim and neutrals of
chestnut and ecru. Brights are added with touches of spring green and
L’ete a Saint Tropez
A soft flowing ethereal look, all about understated cool. Texture and
layering are key as white on white layers create a refreshingly simple
style. A subtle play on tonality is created as loose linen trousers
sit with sheer chiffon tunics in faded prints.
Trouser shapes are soft with wider-legged
silhouettes offering a new relaxed yet casually tailored look, worn over
jewelled flat sandals or high wedged peep toes.
The colour palette is fresh and youthful
with all shades of white and soft pastel shades of vanilla, sweet lilac and
grape mist. Embellished highlights of metallic bronze and old gold add
a sun kissed edge.
See Marks and Spencer New Spring Collections online
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