The event was a showcase of all the upcoming winter fashion trends we can look forward to in stores for Winter 2015 and it was a feast for both the eyes and the mouth!!
I loved browsing the rails and learning more about the upcoming trends from the buyers for both ranges and the venue was beautifully decorated in line with the theme of Old Khaki’s Winter Woods and Poetry Woodlands, and the food table was piled high with indulgent comfort food that is so necessary in winter!
Here is a little bit more about what you can expect for Winter 2015 Fashion from each store…
Poetry launched their range of easy-wearing winter fashion with a warm seasonal palette, dominated by shades of burgundy but including classic winter colours such as plum, red and teal underpinned by neutrals such as camel, stone, milk, grey, navy, white and, of course, black.
In addition to a range of separates that include joggers, everyday sweat tops and leather jackets – one of this winter’s essentials – Poetry also showed several dresses, timeless cuts made new by moody floral prints and textured knits. Classics such as wrap and shirt dresses made a return, this time with subdued floral prints and made from soft fabrics designed to flatter as they drape.
Pleather shifts, sleeveless puffer jackets and quilted jackets with downy sleeves make it easy to coordinate the various separates, whether indoors or outdoors. When it comes to detailing and finishes, the range also gives more than a nod to this season’s key trends such as pleather trimming, back-zip detail, animal prints and shrug-like shapes.
“We took our inspiration from country living, something that ties in with the growing desire to return to a simpler life, one that is closer to nature,”
Poetry Ladieswear Buyer Mari Lochner.
As with all Poetry ranges, the focus is on femininity, luxury and comfort.
Poetry’s winter 2015 range will be available in-store from March 2015 and in
their online shop at www.poetrystores.co.za
Old Khaki has built up a loyal following among those who appreciate clothes that are authentic, well-made and affordable. Their new men’s and women’s ranges, referencnce The Great Escape, and are characterised by the wide open plains of the American West (including Navajo and Ikat designs), living on the land and the freedom to roam wherever the spirit moved you! These influences were translated into items such as denim, parka jackets, sherpa lined jackets and chunky knitwear.
“It’s all about hitting the road, no matter where. We therefore focused on reviving authentic classics and updating them for a modern lifestyle.”
Old Khaki’s ladieswear buyer, Lulenka Van Der Linde Theiss
The colour palette reflects Old Khaki’s focus on neutrals that can slot into any wardrobe. Olive, black, brown, navy, plum, berry, grey, milk, oatmeal and pink were predominant. The muted shades lend a softer appeal to fabrics such as brushed flannel, twill, denim and rayon.
Old Khaki also has an amazing range of accessories too including wool beanies, leather satchels and lace-up and biker boots!
Old Khaki’s winter range will be available in their stores and online shop at www.oldkhaki.co.za from March 2015.
Images: Kathryn Rossiter