Coast Autumn Winter 2012 collection preview

As the ultimate occasion wear specialists, Coast have truly set the standard for red carpet dressing for Autumn Winter ’12. This season, Coast are making an entrance with an unrivalled collection of couture inspired pieces guaranteed to take you to the top of every best dressed list.

The palette - a juxtaposition of delicate nudes and theatrical blacks - is punctuated with gold, burnt orange, midnight blue, emerald green and raspberry. The result is a collection that is refreshing, contemporary and above all, perfect for the party season.

Dresses as always, play a key role in the collection. Loose cut shift dresses, dropped waist Gatsby glamour gowns and sharp cocktail numbers truly steal the show. An abundance of clashing textures including feathers, structured ruching, metallic tweeds and jacquards combine for an opulent and playful aesthetic. Skater dresses - a nod to a fifties-inspired silhouette - are cinched at the waist and detailed with appliqué bows and sweetheart necklines. A selection of draped to perfection styles, including a floor-length gown in pearlescent sequins, evoke the glamour of the golden age of Hollywood.

Statement jewellery remains a focus; vintage-inspired pearl and diamante necklaces sit perfectly with the collections’ more feminine styles. While geometric cuffs in blacks and metallics compliment its contemporary glamour.

Statement jewellery adds the perfect finishing touch to the collection; Coast’s Autumn/Winter ‘12 accessories are a confection of embellishment, beading, snake prints and eye-catching pops of colour.

Celebrating the launch of Coast’s first flagship store on Oxford Street, this year Coast pulls out all the stops, rolling out the red carpet in style with a breathtaking collection unmatched by any.