By Clare Coulson
“Weekend Luxe is about creating the ultimate weekend wardrobe, offering a new layered way of dressing, focusing on beautifully crafted statement pieces that offer comfort and luxury. Invest in sumptuous cover-ups including our great camel cape, which is a hero piece for the season, to create the foundation for the perfect capsule winter wardrobe. Give a tough modern edge to a satin ruffle evening dress by adding a butter soft blonde shearing gilet or team it with slouchy tie-waist worn-in jeans for the ultimate in weekend luxe” – Gemma Metheringham
The revival of heritage fabrics this season is central to a new cool take on country dressing. We love the contrast of the dogtooth check with this gorgeous grey wool. Keep your eyes peeled for this essential item hitting the shop floor soon and to be the first to hear when it launches, make sure you’re signed up to our mailing list.
The platform in this sandal makes it a fantastic day to night shoe – and the patent leather gives it a lovely glossy look.
Second on our must-have wishlist is this soft shearling gilet – it’s a winter staple that can feel very urban or totally rural – depending which way you want to go. This one has a great simple cut that will be flattering too. Keep your eyes peeled for this essential item hitting the shop floor mid November. To be the first to hear when it launches, make sure you’re signed up to our mailing list .
Clare Coulson, Fashion Features Director of Harper’s Bazaar, has given us her favourite picks from this hot trend, click HERE to see the full edit …
‘This autumn / winter offers a layered approach to dressing with beautifully crafted statement pieces that focus on comfort and luxury. Create volume cocoon shapes and layer them with super skinny leggings or wear it with tailored shorts and boots for a contrasting razor sharp look and a real fashion statement.’ Gemma Metheringham
Our Cocoon Knit Poncho is a sporty take on this trend yet with a soft cowl neck and draped effect it retains the season’s luxe feel. This cosy knit is the perfect weekend piece and ideal for cocooning indoors from the cold winter days. Simple yet luxurious this super soft piece will see you thorough those long dark evenings and layered with your favourite jeans will become a staple a look for your down time.
The September issues are big news in the world of fashion and this month saw Karen Millen’s Limited Edition Cape top them all.
Featured in the pages of Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, In Style and Company this is even further proof that the cape is the season’s hero piece.
Both Harper’s Bazaar and In Style depicted the cape as the perfect ‘Country’ piece highlighting another key trend for the season. Whilst Elle and Company rounded up the season’s capes featuring our luxe version as one of the best out there.
Last weekend also saw the cape featured in the pages of The Observer Magazine who again styled their favourite versions of this trend, teaming it with another of our key pieces – the Limited Edition Tan Woven bag.
The powers that be have spoken and given their verdict on the cape we should all be buying this season, it seems no respectful fashionista should be without this must-have piece.
Keep your eyes peeled for this essential item hitting the shop floor mid September. To be the first to know when this superhero piece launches make sure you join our mailing list!
By Sam Belt
Phew! Can you believe it’s only 5 days till the launch Vogue Fashions Night Out? If you still don’t know about the event, where have you been? We’ve got Lillet cocktails, champagne, photographers, the Karen Millen design team, top stylists, Vogue editors, bloggers, special guest DJs , exclusive make-up artists and glamorous pamper treats and more in 6 locations worldwide!
Everything begins on 8th September in our Regent Street flagship store, we’ll then escape the temperamental English weather by hopping across the pond to Southern Europe for scorching sun in Lisbon and Madrid, then we’ll wrap up warm (in our perfect newly launched fur collar capes and over the knee boots) for events in New York and Moscow oh, and of course, we’ll check our coat in and throw on a pair of sunglasses when we hit LA!
If all this jet setting wasn’t enough excitement for you, we’re thrilled to announce two very special competitions in London, Madrid and New York.
The infamous unlocked boxes are back! If you don’t know about them, read on…
In each location there’ll be a locked box, that only one key will open! The first few clients through the door, before picking up a cocktail and a grabbing one of our new launches, will be given a special key. If you’re key unlocks the box, you will win our special limited edition woven bag! Sold out almost everywhere and featured in all the glossies, this bag is on the wish lists of every Fashion Editor and you could be going home with it!
If you’re not lucky enough to get down in time to get the chance to win this exciting prize, fear not! In each city our high profile photographers, including Tim Griffiths in London and WireImage in New York, will be on hand to capture the night’s events. After you’ve received your perfect campaign make-over from our team and had a glamorous consultation with our stylists take a walk in your perfect outfit and get snapped in front of our very special Karen Millen step and repeat. The photos will be uploaded onto our Facebook page where Creative Director Gemma Metheringham will select her three favourite Karen Millen make-overs from each night. If you’re one of the lucky clients to be selected you’ll receive £500, $500 or €500 to spend on our fabulous new collection!
So, what are you waiting for? Head over to karenmillen.com/vfno for all the insider info, RSVP on our Facebook events and make sure you’re at your nearest Karen Millen store for the biggest fashion party we’ve ever been part of!
A new bag for the new season is always a must!
This autumn you need look no further than our Limited Edition Oversized Belted Tote. In soft black leather and bound with brown aviator belting straps, this key piece is a perfect all-round bag for the season. Team with your favourite LBD for an updated work wear look or with a pair of jeans and a new season coat for your weekend wardrobe.
This covetable piece has already appeared in the pages of Easy Living’s September issue and is a true reflection of the season’s laid back yet elegant mood.
Make a real statement with your outwear this season with our Limited Edition Leather Fur Trim Coat. Both leather and fur are key trends this winter and if you’re looking for a simple way to introduce fur into your wardrobe this coat is the ideal way to do it.
This is a real investment piece for the season and an alternative to the leather jacket. The super soft texture and washed effect of the leather gives the coat a relaxed yet super sexy and sophisticated feel – making it the ideal piece for looking chic but staying warm during the winter months.