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Autumn ’19 Fashion Show & New Collections
“Inspired by nature. Driven by design. Passionate about print.”
– Sisi Gibreel, Head of Retail
New season has arrived in-store at Restoration Yard and our buyers have excelled themselves. Their pick of the autumn 19 collections includes everyday must-haves as well as standout wardrobe icons – expect colour, print and intricate design details.
See it all full-scale in our autumn 19 fashion shows on Thursday 26th September. Yes, note the plural, due to demand we have two shows this season. One in the daytime at 12.30pm and one in the evening at 6.30pm, making it easier for busy women to have the chance to see the best of our collections. Just pick the time that suits you.
Be the first to see designs from some of your favourite RY brands – Pom Amsterdam, Bl^nk, Vilagallo, Part Two and Ilse Jacobsen. At our exclusive preview boutique shopping events, you’ll get styling tips from the RY team straight from the catwalk (with real models of all shapes and sizes) and take home a goody bag filled with treats.
A little more about this season…
Our buyers’ edit makes creating the perfect autumn closet easy, for every woman.
Inspired by designers’ focus on nature, the team has created an autumnal selection that celebrates the beauty of nature through print. Graphic reinterpretations of all things animal, flora and fauna adorn beautifully cut shirt-dresses, blouses and shell tops by internationally renowned brands Pom Amsterdam, Bl^nk and Vilagallo.
Sisi Gibreel, head of retail at Restoration Yard, explains:
“Perhaps, as we are all becoming more conscious of the increasing need to focus on caring for our world, designers are celebrating nature’s beauty. The ready-to-wear collections this season were awash with prints and patterns that put elements of the natural world – water, flowers and animals – to the fore. I feel its fashion’s way of reminding us how precious our world is by allowing us to wear the beauty of nature, everyday.”
Currently shortlisted for three major UK retail awards by fashion industry bible Drapers, Restoration Yard has been building its reputation for offering woman closet heroes as well as on-trend statement pieces since it opened its doors in 2016.
So alongside these standout printed pieces there are some more subtle autumnal must-haves – outerwear, knits, tops, blazers and trousers – that will have equal impact.
Ilse Jacobsen’s classic coat comes in range of new colours and the Swedish brand has added in a sleeker new cut to the collection that Gibreel is championing. Also, its ready-to-wear standout is its twist-front figure-hugging dress. Ottod’ame’s louche collection includes pinstriped trousers with red contrast piping, a camo print shift dress, silky champagne pleat-front top and a beautiful retro-collared polka dot blouse in tobacco and dusty pink.
Part Two’s strength has always been in its stunning staples. This season its knitwear is as soft and as luxurious as ever while its denim jumpsuit is an easy classic. In addition are some forever investments.
Sisi Gibreel explains:
“This season we have introduced some gorgeous faux-leather fronted trousers by one of our favourite collections – Part Two. Our customers wanted more trousers from us. We’ve always offered trousers but been better known for our tops, dresses and knits so we are excited that we’ve been able to answer demand with these leather-look cigarette pants as well as gorgeous jeans from Amazing Woman. Also, we love the tux-style softly tailored trousers from Vilagallo with their lurex ribboning detail.”
In addition to ready-to-wear, Gibreel has built on Restoration Yard’s accessories selection with sumptuous tan leather shoppers and rose gold shoulder bags from LA based brand Street Level and Greek designer Christina Brampti’s statement returns contemporary jewellery with its unique use of unexpected multi-materials.
“At Restoration Yard we want women to feel amazing inwardly and outwardly. Every season we buy with that in mind and this autumn we feel is particularly strong. Women will find easy must-haves for their everyday wardrobe as well as some surprising lust-haves that will allow them to express their more creative side,” finishes Gibreel.