Arnotts’ new season collections reflect fashion’s easy new mood, with softened tailoring, cosy knitwear, unstructured dresses and a hero coat at the heart of the new wardrobe …
This season, Arnotts is introducing 13 new and exclusive international labels, including Stella Nova, Pistola, Free People, Jakke, Won Hundred, Joie, Flowstate, Hugo Boss, Sweaty Betty and CK Performance, across both classic and contemporary collections. These exciting new labels join recently added hero brands including Weekend MaxMara, Theory, 7 For All Mankind, See by Chloé and Oska and add depth and breadth to Arnotts’ incredible fashion portfolios. All of that diversity and newness under one roof makes Arnotts a very exciting place to reset your style and create a wardrobe you love.
Black leather trench coat, €285, Jakke. Black leather court shoes, €115, Kurt Geiger. Black and white print shirtdress, €160, InWear. Polo-neck sweater, €50, United Colours of Benetton. Black leather boots, €250, Carvela. Black Petunia dress, €350, Munthe. Leather mules, €110, Steve Madden.
Classic coats and jackets are key this season, updated in tonal shades using trim and texture to add interest and fun. Oversized shapes with dropped shoulders, quilted layering and structured tailoring, belted at the waist, define the silhouettes of the season, as seen at Irish designer Caroline Kilkenny, Max & Co and Barbour. Marella and newly arrived London brand, Jakke, have faux fur styles. As outdoor living continues, a chic, warm coat remains the most important item in our wardrobes.
Patchwork coat, €489, Munthe. Ribbed top, €120; black trousers, €160; both Joie. Black leather boots, €160, Steve Madden.
Knitwear is key too – special knitwear. Layer up in luxury with ultra-soft cashmere yarns, warm wools and mohair, in oversized sweaters, neat cardigans and smart polo-neck sweaters (layer under a suit or dress). New Copenhagen brand, Stella Nova, exclusive to Arnotts, introduces bright citrus shades and playful motifs. InWear, Oska, Weekend Max Mara and Marella have ultra-retro styles, with cable knits, fair isle, geometric and jacquard prints delivering a nostalgic, cottagecore cosiness.
Cream faux fur coat, €295, Jakke. Cream sweatshirt, €60; sweatpants, €70; both Colorful Standard. Black leather boots, €160, Steve Madden.
With many returning to the office, suiting is back on the agenda. For AW21, MaxMara Weekend introduces super-soft virgin wool checks. The all-important suit jacket can be paired with relaxed trousers by Oska, Sarah Pacini and Max & Co for a slow return to formality, the trousers worn with a slim-fit sweater. For an elevated look with an edge, there are supple leather trousers from Marella, Samsoe Samsoe and InWear. A colour palette of timeless neutrals keeps your wardrobe cool and makes dressing easy.
Floral print dress, €565, MaxMara Weekend. Suede boots, €400, LK Bennett.
When it comes to dressing up, designers at Munthe and Essentiel Antwerp played around with proportions in floor-length maxi dresses in wild, wonderful prints, to be paired with heels or sneakers. Stella Nova’s vibrant mini-dresses have voluminous sleeves for added drama. Irish designers Fee G and Caroline Kilkenny combine fuchsia pink and royal blue with glints of sequins and sparkle.
Cream leather Arezzo mini bag, €350; brown leather Arezzo bag, €450; both ATP Atelier.
Denim is revived. What’s new in our favourite brands line-up? Copenhagen-based Irish exclusive label Won Hundred’s signature high-rise and cropped styles are made from certified organic cotton in indigo, washed blue and black. Designed in California, each garment from new denim label Pistola is meticulously made with precise fit and utility-style edge. Seven For All Mankind uses innovative fabric technology and easy-to-wear cuts in classic feminine shapes, for a chic off-duty look.
Three new accessories brands have a focus on sustainability. ATP Atelier combines Scandinavian design and Italian craftsmanship for a sleek, timeless aesthetic. Gorgeous Ganni bags are made from recycled nylon and leather. Inspired by market shoppers, Lalo’s bags are handcrafted in Mexico using recycled plastic. These new brands join perennial favourites Marc Jacobs, Coach and MICHAEL Michael Kors. Exciting new arrivals are ready to shop ?in-store and online now at Arnotts.ie.
Brown check jacket, €395; matching trousers: €205, MaxMara Weekend.
But not as we know it. This season’s suit is designed to be broken … in two. If your suit needs to flex, wear the jacket with jeans and non-matching trousers, the trousers with a sweater or blouse.
Tan leather bucket bag, €505, See by Chloé.
THE SMALLER BAG
This season is all about simplifying our lives, across the board, from work day to wardrobe. So if you’re tired of toting a big bag around town, you’ll love the freedom of smaller, mini and micro bags. Find a gorgeous designer range, including new and exclusive additions, in store and at Arnotts.ie.
Red wool coat, €380, Max & Co. Burgundy leather shirt, €399, Gestuz. Tartan bag, €295, Kate Spade. Black leather boots, €160, Steve Madden.
Neutrals are the backbone of your easy autumn wardrobe, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add a flash of colour or print. Add a smart new bag in a bold primary, or a sweater in a zingy bright.
Photographed by Andrew Nuding.
Styled by Darren Feeney, assisted by Róisín Haines.
Hair by David Cashman, assisted by Evan Cahill.
Make-up by Sam Tsan, assisted by Kirstie Murphy,
for Charlotte Tilbury.
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