I was looking forward to Elliott J Frieze’s A/W11 show following the success of his S/S11 show so off I popped into the Charing Cross Hotel venue where I was served some lovely champagne as we waited…and waited…and waited. But alas the wait was worth it as Elliott’s signature classic tailoring and signature colour palette shone through in a collection which consisted of tailored pieces constructed with a modern feel with 70s inspired silhouettes, high-waisted trousers, blouses, & floppy hats. His A/W palette combined shades of caffeine mixtures of Latte, Mochas & Espressos with shots of blues & yellows all enhancing the 70s theme yet keeping it modern.
The collection focused on draped jersey, tailored corduroy, lambswool cocktail dresses, beige Mac trenchcoats, mens-style briefcases, velvet (key trend) in 2 piece suits and jacket style dresses (another trend), and my favourite piece – the long silver-grey satin dress. English heritage & the school look were present also in the collection with long grey school socks, polo neck dresses, & high-waisted skirts combined with white shirt and cravat.
My sum up of the collection? Want, Want, WANT.