Yesterday, I went to have a first look at the Yasmin Le Bon for Wallis collection
. I have never given much thought or attention to Wallis as I was under the impression that it catered for a “more mature” audience (read older). Seeing the Yasmin Le Bon collection changed my impression of Wallis a little bit. While being quite conservative and definitely for an older market, some of the pieces in it were completely wearable by someone slightly younger (like me) or even way younger (like most of you). Victorian style leather jackets and trousers, Luella inspired blouses and dresses, embroidered coats, all the pieces would do wonders when mixed in with edgier stuff. I really enjoyed the luxury feel of the collection and the fact that it doesn’t scream “high street”. Everything seems nicely finished, using good fabrics (silk, leather, cashmere) and the cuts were looking pretty good too.
Below are my favourite pieces from the collection…
Embroidered coat with brass buttons
Dramatic evening gown (I also really liked the styling with a “back necklace”)
Luella inspired blouse (the collar and fastening embellishments are almost identical to those on my Luella blouse)
Embroidered smock dress
This is my favourite… Looks like something Joan Holloway would wear in Mad Men.
The collection is available online (at least most of it at the moment), and will be available in selected Wallis stores from next week.