It was no surprise when in February, London Fashion Week was filled with autumnal trends on a very ‘Heritage’ theme. As sure as florals and nauticals are bound to every Spring, we can be pretty much be certain that we’ll be seeing Military and Heritage trends each Autumn.
It’d not that I mind though. I’m quite comfortable with a bit of predictability, and at least for those of us who buy things to last more than one season, we know that we’ll still be on trend the next year round!
Whilst I’ve been coveting the tweeds and knits at the likes of Hobbs, Tommy Hilfiger and Joules though (and wincing a little at their budget busting prices) I was delighted to see this morning that one of my High Street favourites, Oasis, have put together an entire collection dedicated to heritage fabrics and styling. AND at affordable prices!
I’m loving the little photographic stories they’ve styled for the launch….there is something more honest and believable about their shots than one would usually expect, whilst retaining lust-worthy value. It could be the shelves of mismatching colours, the untidy books, the bunting and carousel horse, or even that super cute pooch. Nevertheless though, the pieces themselves stand out on their own, and what’s more, each piece in the Modern Heritage range, is made with tweeds woven in England, produced exclusively by the Yorkshire based mill, Abraham Moons & Sons. I’m so pleased to see a brand like this taking on such a commendable idea, and not hiking up the prices so much as to make buying English made fabrics a total luxury. Here’s my round up of a few favourites….
I’m in love with this tweed. It’s such a gorgeously rich colour, but not over the top (and therefore would go well with so much!). The dress itself is just lovely I think….the prety scallop hem detail and nipped in waist get my vote, and I love that it goes over a blouse so well (very necessary in the current chill!).
It’s 100% wool, and therefore dry clean only as you’d expect. The model here wears the size 10 (she is 5’10) but it’s available in sizes 8 to 16.
How adorable is this little skirt? I would love to wear it with a big knitted jumper and my brogues…..and probably a big thick pair of tights in this weather! It has a darling flippy hem and the pretty pattern makes it mega wearable, although interesting to boot.
It’s another Dry Clean Only and comes in sizes 8 to 16.
Now this dress just screams Christmas Day to me! The gorgeous claret is so festive, and the full skirt and elasticated back are very gluttony-friendly. I love the v-neckline, and adore that is is lined with a heritage bird print fabric too. It’s a great length too for popping on over leggings and wearing with little boots.
This one is also 100% wool and Dry Clean Only. The model wears the size 10 again (she too is 5’10) and it’s available in the usual sizes 8 to 16.
I want the whole collection really, but I’d be dead pleased to own these three pieces….. And by coincidence, you can currrently win your three favourite pieces from the collection in Oasis’ Facebook competition here, as well as an extra £250 to spend online at Oasis!