The collection Occasionwear makes up the bulk of the offer at Gold by Michael H, but dresses are kept simple to allow for versatility when paired with jackets and shrugs. Shift dresses with beading detail are prominent, as are prints, which range from oversized florals to tie-dye looks on dresses and skirts, plus John Galliano-inspired newsprint on jackets. Colour is strong, with bright leaf green, lemon, lilac and mint all featuring, but these are often used as highlight colours against more subtle neutrals. There is an abundance of natural textures paired with easy-care man-made fabrics, such as dresses with linen tops and
a non-crease linen-look triacetate.
Number of pieces One programme with 400 pieces
Prices £30 to £70
Contact 020 7696 2789 www.michaelh.ie
- Black and white shift dress with capped sleeves and dotted waist detail
- Chiffon-effect shrug with tie-dye print
- Mid-length white satin dress with large hand-drawn red and black floral print
Margaret Murphy, Business development manager
Buyers seem less price conscious than they did when buying for autumn 09, but now consumers are beginning to spend again and our stores have had good sell-through. Our larger accounts are buying more from us. Our most versatile pieces are selling best because consumers are looking for something they can dress up or down and that will last.