Debenhams is one of my favourite stores carrying beautiful iconic designers creations with premium design which is yet reasonably affordable and yes, with available size for a slightly plus sized /big boned person like me, since it is a UK brand, unlike our Asian super petite sizes that my 13 year old cannot even slip in…
And well, I just can’t resist their lovely clothing… So, when I was invited for the Debenhams Spring Summer 2017 collection showcase during the Starhill Gallery Fashion Week 2017, I was thrilled…
And it certainly did not disappoint with its breathtaking line up of clothing that begged to be owned…
Let’s see…. hmm… Star by Julien Macdonald is inspired by the sultry Cuban heat with colour explosions and clashes in hot tones of pink, red and orange for a true Latino flavour. Romantic ruffles, exposed shoulders and sharp tailoring combine for a fiesta to remember. Some of the must-have pieces include the high split wide leg pants, hot pink tailored suit and frill cropped blouse.
Vibrant tones of Havana inspire a palette of rich red, terracotta, rum, yellow, blue and white for the J by Jasper Conran SS17 collection. Crisp cotton pique, chambray and broderie anglaise are cut in to the season’s waisted silhouette. Scale and proportion are key with over sized ginghams, topstitching, large pocket details and striped statement midi length skirts. Easy summer elegance is defined with floral embroideries carefully crafted on organza alongside bold deckchair stripes.
Taking inspiration from John Rocha’s retrospective archive, the RJR.John Rocha collection epitomises effortless romance and feminity. The collection is pretty with soft textures, lace and smooth satins mix with standout florals, vintage inspired embroideries and the iconic poppy create a modern take on SS17 romantic dressing. Key items include the embroidered sweat, tea dress and high waisted jeans.
Inspired by summer days in the desert Principles by Ben de Lisi presents a sumptuous palette of pink hues anchored back with navy and ivory. Prints are block coloured and bold with spliced stripes and organic palms. The silhouette is clean and modern whilst pleating, fluted sleeves, luxe textures, compact fabrications and silky hammered satins give a softer edge. Key pieces include the trouser co-ord, soft trench and colour block dress.
Beautiful florals, lace and embroidery give a modern Prairie feel to the new season Nine by Savannah Miller collection delivered in a pretty palette of lavender, pink and pastel blue with pops of vibrant orange and yellow. The range is over flowing with summer dresses; and hero items include the embroidered midi and the daisy maxi whilst the sequin jacket, washed denims and frill blouses of fer versatile separates perfect for those hazy spring days.
Boyfriend silhouettes reign supreme this season for H! by Henry Holland where sweat dresses, acid denim and oversized tees take centre stage. Patriotic primary hues paired with soft pinks and khaki deliver a casual athleisure vibe where the tracksuit is key. Vegas cowboys and Punk references deliver a sense of playfulness to the collection where ginghams, snake and grunge graffiti juxtapose with feminine lace and extreme ruf fles for a girly twist. Key pieces include the tea dress, deconstructed sweat and Motorcross tee.
Red Herring is a fun festival of colour, with an eye-popping colour palette of yellow, blue and red seen in ginghams, stripes and tropical florals. Texture is reworked with embroidery, smocking, crochet and printed lace detail for a true feminine feel. Key pieces include the culotte jumpsuit, embroidered trench and pinafore dress.
For the gentlemen, Racing Green is a key destination for all men wanting a comprehensive menswear offering, bringing classic British menswear made for the modern man with modern designs with plenty of styles to book mark. Colour is key in the collection from vibrant primary shades to soft pastel tones; styles are both affordable and attainable, offering a perfect balance of both relaxation and refinement.
Some of the key pieces you should look out for includes the Dixon Chino with cotton twill, lightly brushed for a luxurious finish. The cut is straight and contemporary, staying true to the brands attention to classic styling suitable for all men. Colour hues in chinos vary from natural, mid-blues, to more daring dark peach and yellow.
And now.. let’s go shopping… but… oh no… let me go check my bank balance.. I do so want some of those gorgeous clothing, damn my eyes and desires….
Don’t take my word for it, just head over to Debenhams at Starhill Gallery and see for yourself…
Address – Starhill Gallery, 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.