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Selfridges Spring/Summer' 11

Words courtesy of Jordan McDowell

TFN were invited for Breakfast at Selfridges Manchester Trafford Centre to view the latest in Spring/Summer ladieswear trends and our very own Jordan McDowell went along to check it out…..

Whilst gobbling brioche and sipping Cappacino myself anyother regional journalists and bloggers were introduced to this season’s latest trends, by the Personal Shoppers from both Selfridges Manchester Exchange Square and Trafford Centre.

The main ladieswear trends were split into four capsule looks……

Firstly, we had ‘Simple Serenity’ a minimalist look inspired by the crisp white bold shapes from Victoria Beckham and the structured sportswear luxe collection from Alexander Wang.


However, the Selfridges take on the look was a little more Park Avenue and a little less Cyber. Chanel vintage glasses and a wet-look Mulberry purse gave the modernist trend a classic appeal and one that would suit for seasons to come.

Selfridges presented their take with a simple Juicy Couture maxi accessorised with Versace vintage frames, a turban and not forgetting the Ralph Lauren fringe bag.



‘High Society’, you would guess, does exactly as it says on the tin. However, where we expected Champs Elysse chiffon and we got All Saints pleats. The Selfridges interpretation of a look inspired by tumbling Givenchy chiffon and sculpted Nicholas Kirkwood heels was exciting, but more ‘Urban Chic’ than ‘High Society’.




Colourama’ is, as you’d expect, the Selfridges interpretation of the neon craze that raised many an eyebrow at London Fashion Week last year. The bold clashing neon and crass colour mixes are fantastic when done right. However, too often do neon trends scare the Buyer into excluding the trend from formalwear and banishing it to streetstyle.

TFN asked if Selfridges would be offering their North Western clientele with neon in the formalwear department and the answer, thankfully, was an absolute “yes”, the looks are already filtering through for Tarporly and in the Carvela sandals, featured above.



As a new London Fashion Week kicks off this coming month TFN looks forward to meeting with Selfridges once more for their collection showcase.

Both of the Manchester Selfridges stores are among the first in the North West region to launch their Spring/Summer collections, which will appear in store on the 7th of February.



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