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Spring Summer 2005

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Miss Selfridge Spring/Summer 2005 Press Release & Images

Country Casuals  Click thumbnails  - All Images courtesy of Arcadia

Miss Selfridge Country Casuals a traditional look, influenced by equestrian sports and country pursuitsA 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 boots.

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.


Folkloric Chic

Miss Selfridge folkloric look, influenced by East European cultures.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 feel.

Miss Selfridge folkloric look and crochet and crafts, influenced by East European cultures.

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.

Rich Exotica

Miss Selfridge - ready to party.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 wedges. 

Miss Selfridge exotic prints in hot bright colours.A vibrant colour story of exotic greens and blues and rich purples mixes with citrus tones of orange and yellow and metallics add highlights.

Retro Resort

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 star impact.

Hot pink mingles with aqua marine, vibrant green and chocolate to create retro geometric prints and a dramatic colour statement. 


Summer Festival

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 red spice.

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.

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