Not entirely sure what is going on with the weather but as today seems quite mild I figure it’s ok to talk Spring Summer! Our new capsule collection which launched online just before Christmas has received some fantastic press coverage. A mix of fibres including pure silk makes this collection truly special and perfect to wear for summer festivities. The range is available at our Flagship store 24 Brook Street London W1K 5DG or online www.johnsmedley.com. Now all we need is for the weather to cheer up!
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Another colour we are enthused about is red. Spring/Summer 2011 gives you ‘Poppy’ John Smedley’s bright red.
Colours we’ve spoke about in previous blogs include Orange and Blue, work beautifully when teamed with red. Seen on the catwalk from designers DKNY and Derek Lam, the latter saw a stunning combination of duke blue and red in harmony. Blues create balance when worn together as the blue, tones down the intensity of red. Alternatively red next to orange, our take ‘Orange Spice’ offers a stylish, warm outfit that oozes chic. Working with last season’s colour, ‘Caramel’ Red can instantly update your look.
For a less intense look, pink can be a safer option or when used appropriately, red used as a highlight colour in smaller amounts.
This beautiful colour is big news for Spring/Summer. This trend has been seen in lipsticks through to lingerie. A combination of red and yellow, orange holds similar characteristics; it carries the heat of red without the aggression, and the uplifting nature of yellow. Perfect for this time of year, orange is a popular choice to wear on the cusp of winter, beginning of summer with heat on the way.
If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to reinvent your wardrobe, colour is the easiest way to enliven any basics. Seen as a warm colour, wear when hanging out with your friends as orange is a creative, sociable colour. This season try ‘Clementine’ and ‘Orange Spice’ to add energy to your outfit. Beautiful when worn with earthy colours such as ‘Gluhwein’ and ‘Midnight’, this accent colour is sure to give you that extra boost of energy you need when taking on the day.
This season we can’t stop talking about colour. From the softest neutrals to bold brights another colour that has been seen everywhere is blue. For men, we have a blue for every occasion.
‘Duke Blue’ is our subtle, grey/blue. Easy to wear alongside greys and deeper blues, this has proved a popular colour that sits well with an array of colours.
‘Pool’ is a brighter blue which is youthful and great for experimenting with this season’s trend, bold brights.
‘Navy’ is a must-have and forms the basis of any classic collection. If you’re going to take on any element of this season’s blue trend, make sure Navy is on your wish list.
‘Clear Sky’ goes beautifully with Navy. Soft and understated this is a key colour for every Spring/Summer wardrobe.
‘Engine Blue’ is another carry forward colour that has sold out in previous seasons. Lighter than Navy, ‘Engine Blue’ is best friends with greys and black.
All blues look amazing next to denim and sit beautifully next to all of these seasons key colours.
Pool and Clear Sky are also available in our women’s colour palette and Summer Blue in our lace crepe cotton.
Here, we give you the first glimpse of our Spring/Summer ‘11 collection. Ladies, be prepared to see a rainbow palette of the brightest of hues, alongside sweet pops of pastel and neutral tones. Guys, this range can be a riot of colour, a sea of calm neutrality, or a combination of both.
Our videos show what went on behind the scenes at John Smedley’s Spring/Summer ’11 photo shoot. This is a true celebration of colour and we’re really excited about the forthcoming season. Watch now and take notes on the key looks.
Bright neon’s are massive for Spring/Summer 11. We can’t wait for next season and can promise that the John Smedley colour palette and its array of colours will not disappoint.
Acid, Banana and Ultramarine are a few colours that will bring sunshine to your wardrobe. Worn against neutrals, these POP colours work brilliantly worn over your favourite shirt or underneath your trusty jacket.
A mixture of neutral and vivid colours compliment opposing seasons. Brights will liven any Winter outfit in contrast to soft, neutral tones that aim to balance. The simple structure to the garments allow the focus to be on the bright colours, making this look highly wearable.
Colour blocking is huge for Spring/Summer 11 and what better way to wear the trend than with John Smedley.
A trend that is massive for Spring/Summer 2011, the stripe. Wide, thin, horizontal, vertical, the stripe is sure to dominate every wardrobe for the forthcoming season. Autumn/Winter saw this season’s bestseller Iggy, a graded colour stipe that flew off the shelves. Applicable to both womenswear and menswear, Spring/Summer is stripetastic.
From red carpet stripes to casual chic, Spring/Summer will not dissapoint with John Smedley offering modest stiped cuffs to all striped sweaters in a beautiful array of colours. There’s a stripe on offer for all body shapes and silhouettes with the position of the stripe vital, seen to conture the body and flatter.
Colourful stripes create a fun, youthful look. Ladies, a playful way to incoperate this trend is mixing a thick stripe with dots for a true 70’s vibe whilst thinner stripes offer a simplistic, clean look. Why not incooperate a contrast in stripe, thin horizontal next to dominant stripes for massive visual impact.
This trend is sure to brighten up anyones wardrobe and there is longevity to this look. Stripes have already stood the test of the time, appearing season upon season so invest in your signature stripe.