Beautiful collection. Overall takeaway: Downton Abbey in the house.
Downton's themesong opened the show, clueing us in on what to expect. Lauren paid tribute not only to the lovely ladies of the manor, but to the men. Edwardian-inspired menswear looks in herringbones and flannels with fair isle sweaters, complete with newsboy caps, gave way to elegant evening smoking jackets and top hats. With walking sticks, so utterly chic
The dresses were exquisite: velvet, beaded, silk, lamé - looks you'd see at dinner with the Dowager Countess. A feather cape was gorgeous, a metallic beaded blouse was spot on. And while there were quite a few looks you could envision the characters wearing, the collection didn't feel costume. Lauren paired a gold lamé gown with a biker jacket, for example.
Another major high point of the collection were the accessories. The bags - doctor bags in alligator, sumptuous leather satchels with gold chains - were riveting. The shoes were platform, high and sexy.
Source: FASHION ETC