Don’t you just hate it when there’s a heatwave going on, but all the fashion magazines want you to start thinking about – and shopping for – winter clothes, because hey, the winter 2013 fashion collections have just been released: better all rush out and buy ’em?
Do you hate that? We hate that. That isn’t going to stop us following suit today, though, because while we’d be happy never to see another snowflake again, it’s not often that a winter collection really grabs our attention, and when it does, we want to show you it.
All items: La Redoute
This collection from La Redoute X Courrèges is definitely an attention-stealer. Combine the block colours, ranging from stark white to pepto-pink, with bold, 60s-inspired shapes, and you have a range of winter fashion that’s much more interesting than we’ve come to expect from the French catalogue brand (much as we love it).
These clothes may not be the easiest styles to pull off, especially if you choose the pink or white versions, which are designed to stand out as much as possible, but we really like the way the simple shapes have been used to create a retro feel, with a bit of a contemporary edge to it. If you don’t think you can pull off the aforementioned white (not the most practical of colours in winter, but definitely one of the most dramatic) or pinks, the black and grey versions will be much easier to wear, creating the same basic look, but without that “look at me!” element.
These aren’t quite as affordable as some of La Redoute’s offerings – prices start at £79 for the A-line mini skirt, and go up to £225 for the coat – but they are part of a designer collaboration with Courrèges, which explains the higher cost.
What do you think: will you be going back to the 60s with your winter 2013 fashion choices? You can click here to view the rest of the collection, if so.