Gothic Glam is inspired by the turn of the century and sees dark moods and tactile fabrics taking the lead. Black fur, leather and velvet mixed with metallic jacquard, lace and studs add an element of desirability. Highlights include black chiffon pleating and hard wear Peter Pan collars.
The Man’s World collection sees lavender and plum hued fl orals adorn slimline cigarette pants, blazers and pencil skirts, with mannish and androgynous styles storming the Autumn Winter ’12 catwalks; here we see razor sharp suiting and updated tailoring make the cut this season at Matalan. The button up shirt is key, clean lines, contrast collars and lapels add a feminine touch.
From futuristic shapes to galactic inspired prints in metallic, cobalt blue, winter turquoise and striking emerald green, the Cyber Jam collection from Matalan is full of directional new styles. Structured sports luxe shapes are updated with high necklines in ribbed cottons and faux leather. Peplums and A-line shapes add a feminine fl air to this androgynous trend. Glamour is injected with the use of texture and opulent fabrics including sequin, brocade, jacquard and reptile skin.
Inspired by the lady of the manor and country pursuits, the English Heritage collection explores tartan, checks, hounds tooth and jacquard play with texture and style. Shifts in black are updated with leather lapels and military details. Alpine knits in wine and bottle green teamed with peplum shifts in tartan and jacquard fuse style and function seamlessly.
Matalan looks back to the 1960’s and is inspired by all things retro. Hounds tooth, monochrome and graphic colour pops gives the 60’s Gamine collection a modern twist. Sportswear in graphic monochrome sits within this trend to create a futuristic 60’s feel with jogging pants and crop bomber jackets featuring contrast linings and fl uoro zip details. Flippy and faux leather skater skirts teamed with chunky bracelet sleeve A-line jumpers in bright pink, mustard, cobalt and turquoise and layered with fine polo necks in a myriad of colourways adds a new dimension to this fun wearable trend.