A mixture of party-ready dresses and statement coats catch the eye at Karen Millen for autumn 10, including a camel wool coat, a camel cape with check lining and a leopard-print take on the trench.
Washed leather biker jackets with fur-trimmed collars give outerwear a modern edge. There is a strong military influence across the collection, with double-breasted coats and epaulettes on not only jackets, but also tops and dresses.
Autumnal colours rule with camel, chocolate brown and taupe interspersed with silver grey, white and cream. Flashes of tomato red and midnight blue lift the palette.
Eveningwear is dominated by black, but there are plenty of details to add interest, including beading, embellishment, frills and ruffles.
- Washed brown leather jacket with fur collar
- Three-quarter sleeve silk mix dress with scattered sequins
- Belted funnel-neck camel coat
Right for the market?
Karen Millen continues to show it is no longer a one-trick pony, coming up with a strong outerwear collection to complement its bread-and-butter dress collection. The look is sophisticated, with well-cut coats and quality fabrics, while attention to detail is second to none - panelling and embellishment give the Karen Millen customer the point of difference she desires.
However, it’s not all dressing up -more relaxed styling comes through in the form of leather and denim trousers mixed with jersey.