With the end of a fashion season almost upon us, we can only start mourning the loss of all those summer brights and neon’s that made our grey British mornings a bit more bearable. However there may be a ray of light yet, for Autumn Winter designers were focusing on a lush jewel palette “colour has become the new black” said Roland Mouret.
Sapphire at Diane Von Fustenburg
The autumn winter collections are saturated with rich, powerful, and mesmerising jewel tones, which infuse us with happiness and liberate us. From Emeralds, to midnight Amethyst, Scarlet Ruby and Garnet, to opulent Topaz.
Chanel showing Emerald
Designers took inspiration from the jewellery box, bringing us an array of glamorous pieces, in sophisticated styles, and luxurious fabrics. At each fashion capital we took in floor length evening gowns, cocktail dresses, and statement outerwear, all rendered even more lustrous in the hues of precious stones.
Emilio Pucci Emerald
Caroline Herrera Ruby Velvet
Ralph Lauren Ruby Velvet
Thakoon Topaz silk satin
This Topaz Roland Mouret number made us fall in love as soon as it hit the runway, the artfully cut stretch parachute-silk dress is the perfect concoction of style and versatility that will flatter a bigger bust line and accentuate a smaller one. try it with the back in favour knee high boot, in a fabulous rust colour and matching clutch for day, and show stopping patent black accessories for evening.
Amethyst at Brioni
Wearing these decadent shades will give you the feeling of owning some pure precious luxury. As stylists we suggest you embrace these shades now, and start wearing them from day to night as a glamorous alternative to black, so we have carefully edited our favourite pieces to help you work this sophisticated look.
This sapphire dress by Yves Saint Laurent is the top of our wish list; fluid satin and a double layered front make it the perfect dress for every figure. It can be worn tied at the front or back and will make the ultimate statement with black accessories and an eye catching necklace.
Gucci Emerald Silk
This emerald silk-voile asymmetric dress is from Gucci and is undoubtedly one of the key pieces from the collection. With a nod to 70′s glamour, we suggest accentuating the deep colour with metallic accessories; this dress is in need of very high heels to carry of the dramatic thigh split.
This Gianbattista Valli wool, silk and cashmere dress is a testament to his ability to design for women and make them look stunning, clever draping will bring the eye upwards, chinch with a belt to define the waist, Complement the rich hue with luxe gold jewellery and glossy accessories for a polished look.
Halston Heritage Amethyst
This beautiful Amethyst woven crepe by Halston Heritage hooded coat is infused with that must have vintage glamour that made the label a celebrity favourite, it’s a fabulous piece to define your waist with the detachable belt, and we know you will ooze Hollywood Hauteur by adding statement jewellery for your drinks to dinner statement staple.
And Last but not least here at Camp Teare, we know how much you love you Accessories, the Jewel tones are reigning on feet and and arm candy too this season, here are our favourites:-
Christian Louboutin Shoe Boot Sapphire
Vibrant sapphire suede and the signature ruby red sole, these boots by Christian Louboutin, with their dramatic asymmetric cut out, will upgrade any of your eveningwear looks.
Ralph Lauren Clutch
This Amethyst suede Clutch By Ralph Lauren is a perfect balance between a vintage feel and modern lines, the Art Dec o inspired clasp finishes off this covetable arm candy, it will add that touch of opulence to any cocktail outfit.
This glorious Alexander McQueen ruby velvet studded belt will command attention this fall, add to a coat to accentuate the waist, or a sharp tailored suit with heels for a day at the office to and evening out ensemble.
Stylist Hayley Bevan can be found at www.hbstyling.com. Visit Hayley at her studio in Chester to update your look. Hayley trained at London School of Fashion.