First Look: Mrs Press’ Autumn/Winter 2011 “Lady Midnight” Collection

| 14 January , 2011 | Reply

Here’s our first look at the divine Mrs Press’ Autumn/Winter 2011Lady MidnightLookbook, featuring model Joanna Broomfield and photographed by über talented Zanita Whittington.

Walk down Vintage Lane with the Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection referencing back to the 1940’s silhouettes featuring silk chiffons, lux laces, heavy jacquards and beautiful cashmere with the favourite piece of the collection being the “Annie Cape” which already has a wait list (picture below).

We see Mrs Press’ signature ‘bow’ in the vintage details, with lots of 1940’s style ruching.  The bow on the back of the lace “Lauren” dress was found on a lovely old 40s cocktail dress found on eBay also turning up on a cream bodysuit that is fiercely impractical but lots of fun (not pictured).

The colour palette this season is English inspired by the misty landscape of Yorkshire (where Mrs Press hails from) starting with the beautiful painterly print on her silk chiffon channeling a Turner landscape – we see moody heathers, purples and very pale greens.  In contrast there are some luxurious black silks in different textures: taffeta, satin, ribbon worked lace. Luxe cashmere is also on the menu in camel and taupe including some divine Camel Shorts that aren’t pictured!

As we know Mrs Press adores ladylike clothes, finding a vintage treasure and re-imagining it so it’s right for now. Her love of the idea of vintage sensibilities; a posh day dress for lunching in, and a cocktail frock for drinks, you never see Mrs Press designing jeans!  And we will be lucky enough to get our little mitts on a new book that will be released later this year by Mrs Press and Penguin/Lantern sharing her vintage ladylike secrets!

This collection won’t start dropping into stores until March, but for now you can check out their e-shop on their website for hard to find vintage treasures, bargains and everything in between, with new finds being added weekly as well as pieces from their Summer 2010 Collection featuring the divine Bella Barber are on sale now:

Courtesy of Mrs Press

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