Tuesday, 1 November 2011

REISS A/W 11 - More Bianca Jagger than Kate Middleton

Ever since Kate Middleton wore a REISS dress in her engagement photographs (taken by Mario Testino, as you do!), the brand has been pushed to the forefront of the British retail scene. However, what a lot of people might not realise is that REISS has actually been around for 40 years. At the recent South Wales Blogger Meetup, John from the Cardiff REISS store in St David's Cardiff gave us an overview of what the brand is about, and a flavour of the influences on this season's collection. This season REISS channeled a 1970s luxe Gucci and Halston vibe, with more than a hint of Bianca Jagger and Annie Hall. There was a rich palette consisting of strong jewel colours. 

I loved all of the pieces at the preview, but some of the standout pieces for me were the 59th Street mini bag and the Iva kingfisher relaxed pocket blazer. The bag showed definite Gucci influences with the metal detailing on the bag. The tassels also reminded me of the Loewe Flamenco bag. I want these pieces in my closet now! If this collection sounds like your kind of thing then check out the REISS sale, with up to 40% off items.
59th Street Mini Bag

Iva Relaxed Pocket Blazer



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