There was lots of red texture at Betty Jackson’s show, with fleece long-length dresses and skirts, and panels to the jackets, bulk-yet-chic. I am sure that this trend will hit the high-street, because come on who doesn’t want to keep warm, but all the bulk needs to be worn wisely and I am sure that will create some fashion disasters come next winter!
One thing that surprised me *and I am not sure why*, was the high-quality handbags that were sent down the runway. I know that Betty Jackson does an amazing accessories collection as part of her Debenhams collection but I hadn’t really considered her bags for her main line before, until now. Each time a bag came out, whether it was a clutch or a tote, was gorgeous and I loved the coordinated coloured corners. My favourite has to be the large black one with the chain strap.
For some I am sure that this collection doesn’t have the wow factor, but for me I love how wearable nearly all the pieces were. From the roll-neck knit maxi, the large blossomed flower print dresses, the chunky knit jumpers *the red one above teamed with trousers is amazing*, the belted coats made from a mixture of luxurious alpacas and the ragged wooly lace dresses and jumpers.
The only thing I wasn’t really loving were the cream tights and white Mary-Jane heels, but hey this is me just being a little picky, overall a gorgeous collection.