HereAlexi Freeman‘s Winter collection for 2010.
Hands down my favourite piece is the “Holographic Mesh Party Dress”. The dress is made special by a little flashy shine courtesy of a holographic teal material overlaid by mesh to subtle effect. The same reflective material also appears in the designer’s infamous leggings – either with mesh overlay or served straight up with a hint of disco. Panelled leggings have evolved from last season’s full-on mesh version to this sexy, hint-of-skin variety.
Alexi’s graphic-inclined leanings are always a prevalent theme of each collection as is evidenced again for Winter 2010. The print of choice for the season is the “Mini Flapper”, a repeated diamond pattern which features in metallic gold, silver, teal and black throughout the collection; most strikingly as a hidden teal lining on trench coats. Various coats are the key pieces in this collection. Lightweight black trenches in superfine merino wool or oiled cotton (waterproof – Alexi dares you to jump in the shower while sporting one to test it out) are pure class. When further warmth is called for there’s a “Mini Flapper Trench” in a creamy white wool and cashmere blend, the striking, black and white “Op Art Coat” or the lighter “Op Art Raincoat”. I always love a classic blazer too and there are both elegant tuxedo and mini flapper print pieces on offer here.
There’s also the addition of more accessories for winter with the inclusion of a studded skinny belt, a leather printed clutch purse and panelled merino and mesh scarves. Plus there is the “Infinity” jewellery, in the form of a necklace and ring in silver figure eights. The ring would be a lovely, unique take on a wedding band with its “never-ending” symbolism. So now there’s a chance to own a little piece of the collection even if you’re on a budget (as I failingly remind myself again).
The Alexi Freeman Winter 2010 collection will be available in March next year. The gallery below is a showcase of my personal faves – there’s plenty!