This week saw BT2‘s first preview fashion show in 5 years. The cooler, younger sister of Brown Thomas, offers a brighter, alternative, more casual way of dressing with collections from fashion houses including, Sandro, IRO, Maje and Lucy in Disguise. It also stocks designer diffusion lines from Karl Lagerfeld – KARL, Alexander Wang – T, Victoria Beckham Denim and Isabel Marant – Étoile among others.
Of the new season trends, BT2‘s must haves go like this:
- The dress – The shapes, style and proportion is key. Think bright and clean lines as shown by Raoul and DVF
- Denim – From Victoria Beckham‘s poppy red to Current Elliot‘s pretty pastels
- IRO‘s – trophy jacket in rich tomato red. See either the Ashville in washed leather or the Agnette in distressed bouclé tweed. See below:
While I agree with many a fair point made there, these are my favourite pieces from the show; my if I could I would choices, as it were.
The Dress – ‘Licorne’Who? Maje. Why? Leather trim and peplum (I am delighted that the peplum has made a return!)
The Dress – ‘Penelope Gown’Who? Raoul
Why? Silk Georgette and leather maxi
Denim – ‘Sunbleach Peach & Poppy, Power Skinnies’ Who? Victoria Beckham Denim
Why? Thick, silky soft denim is rare especially when it’s tight enough to define your calf muscles.
I like the red but I want the peach. The shift tops are also pretty stunning.
Lightweight Tailoring – ‘Rolled Neck Tee’Who? Raoul
Why? Hot pink silk and button down at the back, like a reverse shirt surprise; great when worn under…
A grey trouser suitWho? The Kooples
Why? Turn up collar and matching chest pocket hanky and cuffs.
Why? Fuchsia pink suede peep toes
On another note.