Et in Arcadia Ego 1: Dorothy Perkins Fall 2010 Collection

Et in Arcadia Ego 1: Dorothy Perkins Fall 2010 Collection

Wednesday saw the mother of all high street press days, all the brands under the watchful care of the Arcadia Group

gathered together under one roof at the Victoria House for a whopper of an Autumn/Winter 2010 preview.













Published - 29 April 2010

Et in Arcadia Ego 1: Dorothy Perkins Fall 2010 Collection

Wednesday saw the mother of all high street press days, all the brands under the watchful care of the Arcadia Group

gathered together under one roof at the Victoria House for a whopper of an Autumn/Winter 2010 preview. Sir Philip Green himself was in attendance for the later portion of the evening, making the rounds, darting in and out of the bare-branched enchanted forest erected in the midst of the space, like the mythical specter of the High Street Kingdom's legendary forest king.


 

 

 

So let us begin with Dorothy Perkins, a brand which hasn't often tickled my fancy, but one which seems to have undergone a major overhaul for the upcoming fall season, ticking off all the key trends one by one. Fur (of the fake variety), shearling booties, clogs, messenger bags, feathers, chunky knits galore and even a twinge of Great Gatsby, 1920's style flapper dresses and embellished tops in vintage peach. The mannequins had enormous teased out hair, i.e. the major hair trend from the autumnal catwalks. I kind of want to buy a wig now. The fieriest of the redheads had a lambskin (or pleather, whatever, they look the same) pilots cap reigning in the enormous mass of her hair--just like at Ports 1961. The styling was great, really inspirational and accessible, layers upon layers, clashing prints and textures with accessories mish moshed in to perfect the looks. They definitely got it right. But that's the way it goes: a strong season trend-wise on the catwalks will make for a strong season on the high street. There's lots to play with, and this season, with its backpacks and other easy-to-imitate key trends, is certainly no exception. Karl and his clogs are definitely going to get a high street run for their money.

 

Dorothy Perkins have also got an interesting imitative on now: The Daily Dress Up Challenge. One lovely DP girl, Rachel, 5 pieces from their SS10 collection, one blog post daily. I feel the pretext for a Style Whispering coming on...


 

 

Eat your heart out Miu Miu


 

Seriously key piece: leather t-shirt. I can't even tell you how solid I think this trend will be. And this top looks no different from the designer versions, plain and simple.

 

 


 Layering multiple scarves

 

 

 

 

Alexa, meet Dorothy

 

Loving this whole look, H to T. Boho meets military meets vintage meets high street. Love it.

 


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Kristin Knox

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