Friday, 24 August 2012

Clements Ribeiro for Evans AW 2012

Evening folks, I hope I find you well? Yesterday Evans held a blogger preview afternoon for the new Clements Ribeiro unfortunately Toni and I had a meeting in Leeds that afternoon so we couldn't make it, but Evans sent me over some of the images for me to have a look at, so I thought I'd share them with you! If you'd like to see some of the pieces modelled by the fabulous bloggers who did attend you can check them out on the Evans Facebook page.

Just a quick bit of background.... you might remember back in March I went down to London for the preview of the first collection Clements Ribeiro did for Evans, I had a great day and personally really enjoyed their first offering. It wasn't to everyones taste, the vintage prints and tailored shapes came across as old fashioned to some, but for me I loved its bright colours and vibrant prints.

The design duo themselves are a well established design duo who have been around since the 90's famed for their eclectic mix of prints and material used in unexpected and innovative ways.

The AW is a much ,ore subdued affair than the SS collection understandably, most AW collections are to be fair. Inacio Ribeiro himself, comments on the injection of lace into the collection with pieces inspired by the dresses they designed for Adele.

The stand out pieces of the collection for me are the stunning party dresses...
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Beaded Dress £115
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Dress - £95
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Lace Dress with Collar Detail - £95
As with the last collection bold prints play an integral part in the collection
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Print Detail Dress - £65
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Silk Print Dress - £65
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Red Silk Trousers - £75

Other pieces that caught my eye...

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Block Colour Dress - £TBC
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Red Belt - £15
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Black Belt - £15

Over all I found the collection a bit of a mixed bag, I found some of the pieces a little old fashioned, in that fact that I'm not young enough to make them look cool "granny chic" but I'm not old enough to make them look age appropriate if you catch my drift?!

The dresses are stunning, I'd be so happy to wear any of them over the festive season, the Black lace dress with collar detail really is one the most gorgeous dresses I've seen and if the fit of the dresses from the last collection are anything to go by, it will be gorgeous on.

So what do you think of the collection, is it your cup of tea or has it missed the mark? 
Who would be your dream designer collaboration? 

I guess for me at a time when the high street is saturated with "celebrity" collaborations I find it so refreshing when a brand works with real designers and puts out quality collections.
If you do like the collection it will be launch on line on the 1st of September, and runs across the whole Evans size range of 14-32.

All images courtesy of 
EVANS 
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9 comments:

  1. So pleased this is coming around again and so soon *squeals* - better sell some old stuff on ebay (or a Kidney). There are a couple of pieces I have my eye on - the cute little cardi Naomi wears, also the belts. I find the dresses (way) above my price range but I know Evans frequently have sales on so I'd expect to find some bits much cheaper in time for crimbo. xXx

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  2. Thrill will buy a red belt for now and maybe £95 black drss when my buying ban is over, it's fab!

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  3. I must admit that I am tempted by a couple of pieces mainly the red silk pants but at £75 I think they'll be a dream until a sale appears. The black belt may make it into my wardrobe before then though.
    x

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  4. Hmm not convinced. I may need to add to my belt collection & the silk dress is nice, but I have many black & white pieces do I need another? Worth a look though!

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  5. Oh my gosh! Those dresses are devine! :D

    http://sortlifeoutbuymilk.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. I love these - not all but most of the items especially the black dress with the lace, gorgeous :D been excited for the second range to come out.

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  7. Oh there are some pretties amongst these. Loving the black collar detail dress and the pretty printed one. Belts are a tad uninspired for me....bit Oasis 2004. (I only know this because I bought one very similar then).

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  8. I love the beaded dress but think its a bit too expensive !
    May wait for them to go into the sale :)
    Launa in Ponderland

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  9. The collection on line today...what a disappointment. All the truly good stuff is not available yet and the fact that the majority of the items that are available are polyester makes me dread the lace collar dress' appearance. I know its washable (yawn) but its a horrible fabric....and for how much?!

    Very sad, very crushed after this wait.

    Car2964

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Thank you for your comment, I love reading what everyone has to say! B x