The collection A contemporary collection from InWear is heavy on dresses with plenty of printed and beaded silk tunics as well as simpler cotton styles lifted by vibrant printed silk scarves. Some silk dresses have dipped hems and ruched sides, while others are loose with a fine belt. Placement prints on the lower half of dresses and tops provide a quirky edge.
A shift from occasionwear to casualwear sees the introduction of utility looks with a khaki pencil skirt in distressed leather and boyfriend shirts and blazers.
Weathered, coloured denim in white, pink and khaki comes in slim but not skinny cuts. Lace comes through in delicate shirts and also as an overlay fabric. Charcoal grey and cream provide a contemporary base tone for spring 11 and are highlighted with bright salmon pink, fuchsia and red, and safer khaki, navy and nude tones.
Number of pieces 250 in three drops for spring and 180 in three drops for summer
Prices £6 to £70
Contact 020 8871 2155
- Silk-print dress with ruffled sleeves
- Short skirt with lace-effect print
- Slim, pink jeans with paint splashes
“We used to do a lot more occasionwear but more than 60% of the collection is casualwear now - that’s up from about 35% last year. People definitely want pieces that will carry them through from day to evening.
The collection has changed a lot over the past two seasons; there are a lot more natural fabrics such as silks, cotton and linen now. Everyone we’ve seen so far has increased their spend on last year.”