It’s been a super busy fashion day in Dublin today what with Fashion Breakthrough in full swing and first thing this morning I attended the AW09 preview at A|wear.
Their new collection is gradually being filtered into stores as of now and it is all about either Pretty Rock – that’s rock with a feminine edge. Or all about Hoxton Girl, the cool suburb of London where the girls there make preppy geek, chic. Pretty Rock is very Balmain influenced, with military styling, shoulder detailing and a glam rock feel. Hoxton Girl is all about tweed, capes and feminine dresses. There is also some great Chanel influenced knitwear and some incredible studded leather jackets and bags.
It is definitely one of the best A|wear collections I have seen yet, their pretty detailing and great fabrics leave the cheaper high street stores in the shade. A|wear seem to bridge the gap between the over-priced high street stores and the super cheap perfectly. Their pretty dresses are priced from €40 and their leather jackets are an unbelievable €120.
Sorry about the blurry pics but you get the idea.