“From Russia With Love” is a fantastic winter trend filled with decadence, embellishment and richness. I have pulled together a selection of pieces that would add some Russian love to your winter wardrobe. Team together for an overload eastern bloc inspired fashion or separate out into your existing wardrobe to add just a hint.
Being a Scottish Lass the trend from Van Dal ‘Highland Fling’ caught my attention instantly. The use of rough and smooth textures and classic designs hit the spot for some rugged AW fashions.
This autumn the shops are awash with man-tailoring for women. Brogues and loafers are everywhere, from high to low end, catwalk to the high street. They represent a great opportunity to temporarily ditch the tottering heels, and have found favour with numerous celebs and fashionistas alike.
If you find this season’s pastel hues too sweet, then Spring 12’s bright shade parade is for you.
Bright accessories are the ultimate way to add instant vibrancy to your look, and as you would expect from Van Dal we have some colourful treats in store for you.
Full on shiny foils have blasted back into the shops this spring and with metallic finishes adding fun it brings spring freshness to classic designs, giving timeless looks a fresh new spin.
Whilst offering a clean, futuristic feel, they also look and feel great teamed with either this season’s sugary pastels for a feminine slant, or the classic neutral palette. Either way the end result is a chic updated look without going over the top.
Naturally, we are well on top of this and our styles Fairhaven and Mystic tick all the right boxes. Feel free to accessorise, of course, and for those of you searching for a little sparkle our Genova and Maggiore work perfectly.
Remember, as Vogue fashion director Lucinda Chambers says; “You’re never too old to shine, even if it’s just a pinch of stardust,”
Van Dal has long been a devotee of reptile prints, almost since God was a boy, and this season is no different.
Whilst traditionally we always like to have a good selection of croc prints this we thought it time to introduce her younger Sssister!
Snake emerged with a vengeance last autumn and has continued to gain momentum into the spring. In short it is set to be a must have look so don’t miss out!
We have a number of styles from sandals, pumps, loafers and courts on offer all in a wardrobe friendly black or brown combination.
Colour plays a key role in any Van Dal range, particularly for Spring where summer brights are a staple in any womans wardrobe.
Our pick for Spring 2012 has to be ‘Coral’ and its great to see that Pantone (with their own name it should be said) agree with us! See below for their thoughts on the colour of the year…