Friday, 16 September 2011

Autumn/Winter 2011/12

Mood boards and editorial are up and running! Take a peek at the gorgeous and glamorous delights we plan to offer for the Autumn!

There will be more designs, sketches, photographs and fabrics posted as we move from Autumn to Winter with special highlights in Chiffon Lurex for the Festive Season.

We will also be listing the items shown at our launch on 25th September with prices by the end of the month, in readiness for the Studio Day on 1st October at Newman Street, W1.

DIARY DATE: 25th September 2011 - Dont forget the up and coming launch of this season's collection which will be shown on the gangplank rather than the catwalk! No, seriously, we will be aboard the HMS President moored on Victoria Embankment! However the actual display will take place on the oh so smooth dance floor to show the clothes  to their full advantage in an actual performance of tango.

Todo Trajeado Ahoy!

There are bright geometric patterned skirts in a 'wrap' style completed with a wide satin band to tie in a bow, this easy wear skirt will lift those Autumn and Winter blues! They can be worn with the tie at the back or the side.

Lace of course is coming through very strong and we are continuing to enhance our collection with some new colours, there will also be a lace 'bustle' skirt. which enhances the derriere. With constrast half slips to highlight the lace and also forms the back pleat.

There are two styles of lace tops in various colours to go with the skirt and create an elegant ensemble.

They can also be treated as separates and are intended to compliment the 'wrap' skirts too.

The jersey dresses and tops remain in the collection and will be available in a gorgeous deep red, purple and dark chocolate, with the facings in an contrast colour. A touch of lurex will be introduced for the festive season to add Hollywood glamour our theme this season!

The now famous and very popular El Huracan lace dress is also available in several colours.

Marlena Trousers

There will be some blouses in chiffon and silk, with tie necks and collars, which can be worn with the 'work to milonga' bustle skirts in a lightweight wool, and we are also introducing the 'bad hair day trousers'. A full leg trouser, with Ella's special snug and figure enhancing cut, when nothing else will do but easy-wear comfort! A trouser for every day and night!

Leading up to Christmas we will have some special extras in Lurex Chiffon - a dress is planned as well as some simple tops to mix and match, with skirt or trouser.

Tango Hollywood - Todo Trajeado Style!
A particular favourite is a 1920's geometric print in divine silk viscose velvet, which will become a bias cut dress, as well as skirt, and a top, tres chic, tres Deco, tres Tango!

Autumn/Winter 2011/12 Fabric Swatch

Geometric silks for skirts, florals for blouses ...

Wool for trousers complimented with floral satin

Full Satin Slips
India, Torquoise, Parma

Lace over the silk satin
All fabrics are Dry Clean* only apart from the Silk Jersey which can be washed on a Hand Wash Cycle with a delicate detergent.

*The lace and the satin do not need to be cleaned after every wear. Hung up in the bathroom for a day or so while you bathe or shower will freshen them up. The less Dry Cleaning and washing the better.

The silk satin can be washed (at your own risk) by hand in a warm mild soapy solution, the trick is NOT to wring it, also hang it up sopping wet, so there are hardly any creases. Outside on a breezy day is perfect, but hung over the bath on a plastic coat hanger will work too. Iron on the 'silk' mark, preferably with a plain tea cloth between it and the iron. The blouses are more tricky because of their sleeves, collars and ties, again a freshen up in a steamy bathroom will allow for a few more outings.

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