House of Fraser’s own labels Pied a Terre and Label Lab have the most fashion-forward take on trends with shearling jackets, soft leather skirts and shift dresses featuring alongside draped tailored dresses and fur coats. Colour palettes are traditionally autumnal with aubergine, teal, raspberry, camel, tan and grey standing out.
Linea and Linea Weekend offer workwear pieces including pleated and dogtooth skirts while more relaxed weekend attire comes via leather biker-inspired jackets and wide-neck knitted jumpers.
Therapy offers a younger look with silk chiffon and sequin dresses and playful bobble-knit jumpers.
The new Dickins & Jones sub-brand serves up floral skirts and tea dresses in addition to a checked toggle jacket and a woven pea coat with fur collar.
- Pied a Terre soft leather tan shift dress
- Therapy bobble jumper
- Label Lab knitted gilet with fur trim
Right for the market?
A comprehensive collection of own brands catering for different markets ensures most trends are covered in varying degrees.
Pied a Terre, Label Lab and Linea Weekend stand out with interesting textures, prints and silhouettes, and good interpretations of trends, but Episode lacks the wow factor.
The Dickins & Jones range’s lack of eye-catching prints or patterns means it doesn’t live up to its contemporary market rivals.