Marks & Spencer AW2016 Men & Women Collection

Marks & Spencer embark on a new season with sartorial confidence as the simplicity of style and the purity of design are celebrated and explored. Through a considered trend direction and a refined interpretation of the season, the AW2016 aesthetic is renewed. Elegant layering of fabrics and a complementary colour palette depict a maturity across the season; verging from the classic to the decorative. Marks & Spencer continue to celebrate design and innovation through a modern interpretation of style. Celebrating the quality of finish, the luxury of fabrics and the precision of detail. As covetable separates punctuate a season of overriding and defining quality and style.

A modern construction of layers and tonality, as a sleek and minimal aesthetic with subtle sports detailing, redefines contemporary femininity.

Moody blooms and khaki hues meet contrasting leathers and fluid dresses; as sumptuous tactility and relaxed proportions are explored.

Jacquards, jewels and emboldened print underpin a considered yet eccentric sensibility; as the contemporary eclectic lives on.

Swathed in velvet and dramatic lace and punctuated by a liquid shine; the evening mood is purposefully reimagined.

The men collection focus on simplicity, quality and attention to detail. Classic denim and refined knitwear are worn with pared back essentials. Tailoring is constructed in a relaxed silhouette, styled with patterned shirts for a fresh new look. Texture is a key fabric trend for AW2016, with contrasting detail found across the collections. Winter tones such as chestnut and burgundy bring a luxurious warmth and subtle retro feel to the new styles.

Denim stays a staple piece of the menswear wardrobe, paired with laidback essentials to create a relaxed look, or dressed up with a shirt and a bomber jacket to create a more formal look. New for this season we introduce a new travel jean with a four way stretch for enhanced comfort. As well as this, the collection includes selvedge jean which is made from specially woven luxury denim in Japanese mills, offering a hard wearing authentic look.

Classic knitwear is updated to include more styles and colours in luxury fabrics such as merino silk and cashmere. Twist yarns and stitch details add interest to fresh new styles that can be worn as easy layering pieces. Roll neck and turtle neck jumpers can be styled as statement pieces or alternatively work perfectly under a suit. Tailoring takes a contemporary approach with sharp styling, brushed textures and twisted yarns adding a new take on suit looks. The focus on colour includes rich blends of charcoal, denim and dark navy blue. New style detail include peaked lapels, longer top collars, lapel pins and matching waistcoats. Intricate prints and patterns, such as contrast geometric and subtle paisley prints, on shirts work with textured tailoring.

Simple, pared back pieces with textured detailing are key for this season and can be seen across the AW2016 M&S menswear collections. From cable knits on jumpers to wool Donegal checks on jackets and suits, simple styles are elevated with fabrics and finishes. This season, winter tones are prominent throughout the collection. Standout colours such as dark rust and lime green add interest to winter looks whilst neutral tones of winter white and rich camel are used to brighten the Autumn Winter wardrobe. Grey is also key for the season with layering of different tones used to modernise head to toe styling across formal and casualwear.

New season styles are finished with luxury accessories and footwear. Newly introduced this season are suede and leather textured tan brogues, suede Chukka boots and Chelsea boots in seasonal tones such as navy and burgundy with a contrast sole and tassel loafers. Key accessory styles include textured winter scarves made from 100% British wool, luxury rucksacks in leather and 100% cashmere gloves. The new season’s Autograph collection is built around modern essentials, designed with a minimal aesthetic in mind. Soft silhouettes are seen across tailoring, and textured fabrics add a new dimension to the collection. Pared back essentials create a relaxed approach to dressing, with highlights including structured leisurewear and technical outerwear. 

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