Autumn Serenade - AW16 from F&F

I hope you're ready for a picture heavy post, as I've got lots of details from the forthcoming AW16 collection from F&F. When I say they knocked it out of the park with this one, I mean that ball is still currently floating around somewhere in orbit! I came away feeling as if someone had followed me around London for the past few months and designed my dream collection - I have a mental shopping list a mile long, wanting pretty much everything on show! Come and have a look, and don't forget to tell me what you think in the comments. 

The collection itself is filled with colour, something which is quite surprising for a collection aimed at the cooler end of the year. Satin bombers with stunning, bright designs feature heavily, as did grungy glamour, floral Victoriana, vintage shapes and the gold dress of dreams. I loved all of the muted pinks which give part of the collection a cooler feel without being icy, and adored their reinterpretation of Victoriana, overlaying it with pretty florals for a softer twist. Pretty prints and gorgeous embroidery also feature heavily throughout, with the poppy print mini skirt certainly one to look out for. Much of the range is perfect for it's high summer launch, waiting for the addition of layers and tights as we slip into Autumn.

It's almost impossible to choose my favourite item, so I'm going with a top three instead. The gold lamé style dress is certainly up there (my photos don't do it justice at all!), as is the floral dress with a pink ribbon neckline and the high collard red dress with ribbon tie. But the satin bombers, red faux fur trim coat, ditsy print eveything and the beautiful embroidered knitwear all get a mention too. In short, prepare to melt your credit card when the collection starts to drop in June.

Davina McCall is back fronting the next season of F&F Active, which again is covered by strong prints, bright colours and well cut shapes. The mesh bodysuit deserves to be in it's own category, and would certainly hold it's own against Beyonce's Ivy Park line. It blurs the line between active and lounge wear perfectly, with separates you'd be happy to dress in just because it looks good.

The lovely Hanna from HannaWears was my press day hopping partner for the day, with my full outfit below.

Dress :: Biker :: Tote is from Fopp. :: Camera bag is vintage.

Until next time,

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