20 August, 2015: Autumn/Winter ‘15 is all about the signature Wallis feel - a stylish yet timeless interpretation of catwalk trends for real women. The collection this season combines four key trends – Bohemian vibe, Wilderness, Imperial and Supernova.
The Autumn launch is a very modern take on the 1970s. Our in-house design team has reinterpreted this trend from the existing bohemian summer vibe to create a contemporary fashion statement, with special focus on wider silhouettes in luxurious fabrics and a warm palette of autumnal honey combined with neutral tones. Stand-out pieces include a catwalk inspired caramel ribbed-knit 3 piece and tan suedette dress with a combination of fringed accessories.
Another key trend for Wallis this season is the use of a palette inspired by the great outdoors, called wilderness. This collection uses ink and khakis to create a military feel. However, this look is all about layering and mixing prints and wide leg utility trousers to give a luxury take to smart casuals.
An impactful red statement with modern long line knits, layered over sharp cigarette pants and culottes lend themselves to our Asian inspired trend, Imperial.
A play on seam details, using intricate cutting techniques to create the impression of origami, also contributes to the contemporary feel of the collection. Our statement red longline waistcoat styled with chic tailoring is perfect for a modern working wardrobe. Imperial really is the new minimal and is prevalent throughout our W collection.
This season we are also seeing an emphasis on opulent day to evening looks in the form of our Supernova trend: a unique story where sexy bohemia mixes perfectly with the ‘rock and roll’ edge. Sumptuous gold jacquard and embellishments are the highlights, with beautifully-crafted suede and leather adding an element of luxury. This premium collection also incorporates historical influences with a Victoriana sub-trend. Drummer boy button jackets and intricate lace tops offer a softer romantic twist to this otherwise edgy style.