Fans of Sex And The City (SATC) have much to acclaim of as a small piece of its fashion hit stores and websites October 15.
SATC designer and stylist Patricia Field, who has also laboured on the TV series Ugly Betty, The Devil Wears Prada, has signed up a £ 5 million deal with British label Marks & Spencer (M&S) to output a one-off fashion collection.
The new collection for Marks & Spencer by Patricia Field will be available from the last week of October.
It’s just amazing to be working with an iconic brand like Marks & Spencer,” New York-based Field, 65, said in a statement.
I wanted to get involved with a brand that understands women of all ages, and which would work closely with me to create a collection that was relevant to them.”
The line is comprised of outfits, shoes and accessories and as you would hope it is jam-packed full of scent and Manhattan chic.
Right: A gorgeous full-skirted trench coat lined with animal print satin. Features metallic rim buttons and a multistitch detail wide belt. Water resistant
Left: “The original blue dress was a long to-the-ground vintage 70s piece. I thought it would look more dramatic chopped into a mini so that the sleeves were longer than the dress. So I chopped it and Carrie wore it to a baby shower” Patricia Field
For bolder types there are sequins, most shocking in the form of a catsuit, more understated but still sexy professional wear for example, the high fashion skirt and slim, high waist, sleek trousers and many dresses.
Left: A show-stopping style in hot red. This look is ahead of the trends – asymmetric will be huge in 2009. The gorgeous red patent belt features snake buckle detailin.
Right: A fabulous flirty dress with frills and tiers. The sexy plunge neckline and high waistline slim and lengthen the body.
There is surely a dress for all tastes with Patricia Field giving us her distinguishing spin on styles: the babydoll, shift, tube, belted, ruffled and asymmetric,
- and all in bright, vivid colours: pinks, reds, blues, funky patterns (spots, stars, stripes) and unusual materieals: jacquard, devore.
Right :’The press loved this gorgeous devoré dress – it was featured as a key Patricia Field design during New York Fashion Week. Flattering, cute and flirty
‘This is a quintessential ‘Charlotte SATC’ dress – small on the top, full at the bottom. Here, I’ve put a tulle petticoat underneath it to really exaggerate the shape.” Patricia Field
Left: A strong and sexy look in a flattering wearable shape, this double belted dress is sure to make a statement. It’s made from ponte fabric – loved by the fashion cognoscenti for its clean modern look
All are classy, beaded linen shift dresses, jacquard dresses, trench dresses with leopard-print linings, and body-skimming toga-inspired dresses – all at available prices from $120 to $390.
The accessories are fab scarves and bags both flaunting Field’s New York inheritance and naturally, tapping into the Sex and the City connection.
Right: A body-conscious dress which stretches and fits every curve. The dress features satin and animal jacquard panels to bring out your wild side
Left: A bold, strong, sexy dress with a snake buckle belt. It drapes daringly low at the front and fits close to the body. This dress will get you noticed!
My first thought was that it was a very unlikely pairing, then I thought, ‘This is genius,’ because what Field did in Sex And The City was to make four different women identifiable through their clothes,” British Vogue executive fashion editor Calgary Avansino told British newspaper The Telegraph.
That theory of ‘every woman’ is sort of what Marks & Spencer stands for,” she added. And it’s a smart move for M&S too. After all, a celebrity name can help add cache to a brand.
How successful are such alliances? The answer is in the sales.
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