MARKS & SPENCER FW2015 @ The Best of British Collection

Since its launch in October 2013, the Best of British collection has endeavoured to champion the finest British design and craftsmanship. Now in its seventh season Best of British continues to be synonymous with outstanding quality and design, whilst bringing British manufacturing and style to the forefront once again. The FW2015 collection sees a sartorial contrast between the classic and the contemporary. The quintessentially British trench coat and wax jacket, which are icons of British style, are positioned alongside the deep indigo Harris Tweed Elizabeth coat and conker brown unstructured car coat; for a modern take on outerwear.

This collection also celebrates simplicity through a considered edit of luxe separates. Beautifully cut tailored trousers and a staple long-line shirt in school blue and crisp white, are among hero investment pieces designed to anchor and complement your wardrobe. Print is used both to highlight and define the tone of this collection. A watercolour printed floral inspired by the archive is graphically offset by the rich and vivid colours of the newly appointment house check; that is not only used on a striking silk shift but also in subtle detailing on the trench and on a wool wrap. The Best of British collection continues to epitomise the character of British Style. Infusing the classicality of the past with a modern sensibility.

The Best of British Menswear collection takes inspiration from the M&S archive, specifically referencing the 1960s. Manufactured in Britain, key collection highlights include a high fastening three-button suit with a softer construction as well as reworked statement British outerwear including a mac, parka and dogtooth bomber jacket. Roll neck jumpers and simple crew neck knits are styled with tailoring and casual jackets, to epitomise the iconic 60s look. This season premium accessories including suede shoe and belt are introduced to the range. The new season sees a focus on texture, relaxed tailoring, knitwear and a range of statement accessories and footwear.

Casualwear smartens up and blurring the lines between formal and casual, with tracksuit bottoms styled with blazers and roll necks, whilst tailoring takes on a more relaxed approach with new softer constructions worn with jumpers and t-shirts. M&S Collection focuses on graphic styles that combine a confident use of pattern and plain fabrics. In formalwear, suit fits have been updated for the season to reflect the growing trend for slimmer fit across menswear, with a focus on the Limited Edition Super Slim Fit style. The Collezione range lends itself to a sophisticated Italian coordinated aesthetic, with formal separates complimented with polo shirts and bomber jackets.

Texture is key across all areas of the FW2015 collection, and takes on forms such as quilting on outerwear, new wool flannels on shirts and chunky cable knits on sweaters. The North Coast brand focuses on the indigo and washed signature colour palette, with highlight pieces including textured knits, printed denim shirts and authentic look denim jeans with hardwearing Toughmax™ technology. Blue Harbour reworks classic pieces, such as the bomber jacket style knitted cardigan, showing a new take on traditional knitwear.

The new season includes statement accessories and footwear. These include chunky contrast colour soled brogues, boots with faux fur lining and black leather monk strap shoes. Key accessory styles include multiple compartment rucksacks, and geometric print scarves that complete Autumn Winter looks.

Redesigned for FW2015, Autograph relaunches with a mix of formalwear, simple luxury separates and casual sports luxe pieces to create a new collection with a focus on style, luxury and detail. The collection is modern and contemporary with key styles including a bomber jacket with leather sleeves, geometric print knitwear and textured crew neck jumpers. Oliver Cheshire announces as the new face of the Autograph collection. Oliver’s personal style embodies the contemporary, urban styling of the Autograph range.

FW2015 sees Marks & Spencer continue on a style journey through an edited exploration of the season’s key trends. A subtle feminine confidence sets the tone, as simple silhouettes and contemporary shapes allow luxurious fabrics and contemporary design to take the forefront; whilst celebrating the luxury of style and  in design. The search is on for the perfect winter coat, from bold patterns and colours, to luxe suede fabrics, floor length or waistcoat, these luxurious outerwear pieces will keep you warm, chic, and ready to face the coming season.

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