Fashion for the Festive Season



Published December 1, 2013

Thigh length satin skirts, Helmut Lang fur jackets and embellished beanie hats; get ready for the festive season with our directional edit of luxurious, high fashion picks for the snow ball, the woodland walk and everywhere in-between.

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Atomic Printed Satin Skirt

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and wear red. This abstract leopard print number is a risqué accompaniment to an otherwise, blank canvas outfit. Pair this garment with wardrobe staples such as a sheer, midnight black polo neck and pixie boots. In under 10 years, Preen Clothing have managed to build up an impressive clientele which notes A-listers Scarlett Johansson and Beyoncé Knowles as fans. A daring, hyperreal print from Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi – the brains behind Preen.

Helmut Lang, Reversible Wool and Fur Jacket

Helmut Lang, Reversible Wool and Fur Jacket

Cosy up this winter with the Helmut Lang reversible wool and fur jacket. Opt for the sleek, wool exterior with leather trim by day, then change your spots at night by reversing the jacket to emerge in luxurious rabbit fur. Helmut Lang have mastered the art of head-turning clothing with their effortlessly cool collection of statement pieces in monochromic shades. This jacket is the perfect transitional piece to take you from the daily commute to the office Christmas party.

Alexander Wang, Black Bustier Dress

Alexander Wang, Black Bustier Dress

Every woman has space in their wardrobe for an entourage of LBD’s. This black bustier dress from Alexander Wang is no different. Stand out from the glitterati at this season’s black tie event with this structured dress which is set to stun. With underwired cups for support, a waist cinching middle and thigh length finish, this figure hugging dress is ideal for the long legged, body confident fashionista.


Richard Nicoll, Rose Gold Waterfall Dress

Richard Nicoll Rose Gold Waterfall Dress

Make a long-lasting impression at the Christmas do with this regal, exquisitely finished waterfall dress from Richard Nicoll. The demure dress silhouette is oh-so-chic, while the impeccably cut design gives the piece a smattering of high-fashion glamour. The rose gold shade we usually associate with watch accessories is given a shimmering update here and those who dare to champion this dress will be the envy of the dance floor.

Woolrich, Red Slim Arctic Parka

Woolrich Red Slim Arctic Parka

Set the outerwear bar high with this post box red parka from the Woolrich brand. The Woolrich parka has been designed to withstand the most arctic conditions, suitable then for icy mornings, nights and incoming snow days. The little red riding hood look is given a modern update here and is unchallenging to style – wear with drainpipe jeans and staple Chelsea boots.

Markus Lupfer, Charcoal Tiara Beanie

Markus Lupfer Charcoal Tiara Beanie

Markus Lupfer is proving that winter knitwear can be stylish as well as practical. Make unflattering winter hats a thing of the past with this embellished beanie in charcoal. The centrally placed jewels turn this cold weather staple into a glamorous accessory fit for use at even the most sophisticated soirées.

Author Note:Start London is a high-end fashion haven based in East London, stocking a range of designer clothing and accessories from exclusive brands such as Sophie Hulme, Markus Lupfer and Helmut Lang.

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