Early look at Erdem for H&M, Roksanda 2018, Bits & Bytes

We are back with a look at two designer collaborations, as well as spring 2018 styles from Roksanda as well as other tidbits we hope you discover appealing.

We begin with the Erdem for H&M collection. It doesn’t launch up until November 2, however it is a sizable collection offering 77 pieces of womenswear as well as 21 menswear styles. many will discover the cost points for this collection more manageable than those seen for the Preen/LK Bennett collection, the other capsule line we’ll be viewing today.

Our very first picture shows fan Bingbing wearing an Erdem for H&M gown in a photo the actress shared on Instagram.

Fan Bingbing Instagram

These two images are via an Elle UK story. In the picture below left we see a leopard print coat with a large bow atop a floral print gown or skirt; on the right, a fringed jacket as well as skirt in an oversize tartan check. In the picture below right, a snowdrop jacquard gown. That is a piece I might see the Duchess wearing.

Erdem for H&M via Elle UK (click picture to see site)

More about the fabrics utilized via a business of fashion profile of Erdem:

The designer says he pushed H&M to utilize genuine Harris tweed as well as Italian mills. “I definitely pushed them as far as possible,” he says. “What I was so interested in exploring with that collaboration was almost doing the opposite of what you would expect from the high street.”

Images of handbags in the collection likewise provide a better look at the material utilized for the tweed suit.

These photos from E-Magazine.gr offer a look at other fabrics from the line.

Via E-Magazino.gr (Click picture to see site)

Below, actress Emma stone in the snowdrop jacquard print; on the right, an marketing picture of a gown made from the sequin material seen above.

The pieces Ms. stone is wearing: a button front top with a crimped or ruffled collar as well as trousers, both with piping detail.

Elle Spain (click picture to see site)

A better view of the snowdrop fabric; it looks like a lovely print.

From the Elle UK story:

We’re happy to verify the collection includes many Erdem signatures, such as lush floral jacquards, ribbon-trimmed gowns as well as rigorous tailoring, along with ladylike-frame handbags as well as crystal bow-shaped earrings.

A mohair sweater as well as better view of the faux fur leopard print.

Via E-Magazino. (Click picture to see site)

An elaborately detailed blouse, along with a scarf in extremely quite blue shades

. via E-Magazino.gr (Click picture to see site)

The collection includes footwear.

Via E-Magazino.gr (Click picture to see site)

Another shoe style as well as some of the bows utilized in the collection.

Via E-Magazino-gr (click picture to see site)

This is the very first time Erdem has designed men’s apparel. From a GQ story:

Erdem Moralioglu is giving GQ Style an exclusive sneak preview of his very first ever menswear line. “It is based on the stuff I utilized to wear as a youngster back in Canada,” he says “Plus some bits inspired by my dad’s wardrobe, too.”

Via GQ

The collection will be offered online as well as in 220 H&M stores worldwide November 2nd.

It’s not out of the concern that Kate would wear something from the Erdem/H&M line. She has worn designs from diffusion brands on several occasions. below you see the Duchess last year wearing a Jonathan Saunders gown from the designer’s collaboration with Debenhams.

©Splash News/Polaris Images

Kate seen wearing a gown from the Somerset by Alice Temperley Collection that the designer does in partnership with John Lewis.

Helen, Spinnaker Tower Facebook/Nunn Syndication, POLARIS/John Lewis

Kate wore one more piece from the line this April, a floral gown (photos here), as well as we likewise saw the Duchess wearing a blouse from the Somerset collection in Canada last year.

I envision we’ll see one more piece or two that would work for her when images from the full line are available.


Now for the Preen LK Bennett collaboration. The collection officially launches next Thursday, October 5th. however it turns out many of the pieces are offered online now.

LK Bennett

Below, the Syd gown ($495). It may be the frock most resembling something Kate would wear. In addition to the blue colorway, there is likewise a quite deep pink style offered on the UK site.This is LK Bennett’s very first prepared to wear collaboration. From a Women’s Wear everyday story:

The 16-piece collection aims to blend Preen signatures such as asymmetric cuts as well as positive utilize of color with the timeless elegance as well as comfortable glamour L.K. Bennett is known for.

There are separates in the collection. below left, the Patti Embroidered Sweater in a wool/cashmere blend ($295); on the right, the Annika Stripe top in a chunky knit ($325).

A better look at the embellishment on the top. 

The Shelley Skirt ($295) is offered in a rayon jersey; it features a D-ring belt as well as asymmetric hem.

The Shelly gown ($395) is done in the exact same graphic print; it likewise has a broad red insert as well as waterfall skirt.

From a everyday Mail story about the collection:

Head to L.K.Bennett from October 5, however, as well as you can pick up a stunning gown for £250. Still not cheap, certainly, however you’re getting a style traditional for about half the price. as well as since Preen is all about sophistication rather than trends, you’ll be able to wear it once again as well as again.

What we especially love about the Preen for L.K.Bennett collection is that is encapsulates Preen’s high-end glamour with a dash of the working-wardrobe smartness that L.K.Bennett customers demand.

The black velvet Patti dress is shown on the UK site (£550, about $750). It features a “soft lantern shape as well as box-pleated waist.”

A better view of the intricate embellishment.

The Sioux wrap Front gown ($695) is crafted from a rayon/silk blend; the piece has shoulder cutouts, ruffle detailing as well as self-belt.

Another style we might arguably see Kate wearing: the Reed increased Print silk gown (£495, approximately $670), in a silk blend with a high neckline trimmed in black lace. The Reed skirt (not yet shown online) features the exact same graphic stripe base adorned with roses.

The Vali dress ($695) is offered in both a black as well as red version. It is 100% silk, featuring a increased motif blended with a graphic design. It is a little difficult to see in these photos, however the collar is done in a waterfall style.

The Devoto silk satin shirt ($325), featuring a placed print on the arms as well as cuffs.Here you see two dresses as shown in the everyday Mail story.

LK Bennett / everyday Mail

The Devoto in pink ($695) is offered now.The Sonic Sequin gown (£550, about $750) is currently offered only on the LK Bennett UK site.

As of early evening on the 25th there are ten styles from the collection on the US website as well as 12 pieces on the UK site.

The collection may be more suited to fashionistas than Kate fashion fans. Those primarily exposed to the brand with Kate’s dresses may be looking for more structured, tailored designs. Below, the Duchess in the two Preen styles we have seen her wear, the Finella in red as well as black, as well as the Everly in light blue.

But much of what Preen offers is more included than the dresses Kate has worn, with style elements like ruffles, tiers, lace embellishment or trim, gathers, asymmetrical hemlines, as well as more. The brand is known for its love of Victorian styles. It is likewise celebrated for its prints; we see that stamina in the LK Bennett collection. Those hoping for styles more like the frocks seen on the Duchess may be disappointed, while fans of Preen’s signature style are likely to be delighted with the collection.


Two other notes today, the very first involving Prince Harry as well as the Invictus Games. The Games started in 2014 by Prince Harry officially opened in Toronto Saturday night.

Invictus Games

From a HuffPo Canada story:

The Games are an worldwide sports competition for armed forces veterans with physical or mental injuries. Prince Harry, himself a former captain in the British army, started the Games after visiting a similar event for U.S. armed forces workers in 2013. He decided to launch a much larger worldwide version open to a number of nations as a method to showcase the wounded soldiers’ “unconquered spirit.”

There are 550 competitors at the games representing 17 nations, as well as they have great deals of support. Below, eight retired members of the British Women’s Royal Air force prepared to cheer on team UK athletes.

Invictus Games

Prince Harry has been passionate about the importance of the Games.

Canadian comedian as well as actor Mike Myers is the official ambassador for this year’s Games. He surprised many with his emotional statement about his connection to the Games.

Here you see American Ivan Sears, champion of three gold medals today in track events. Canada’s governor general David Johnston is seen congratulating the active-duty Marine.

Invictus Games

Below, wheelchair tennis competitors playing in some brutally hot temperatures.

Prince Harry as well as sweetheart Meghan Markle watched some of that competition today.

Invictus Games Twitter

Wheelchair tennis medalists celebratingwith household members.

Invictus Games

Tonight Harry attended the powerlifting events. below you see him with members of Afghanistan’s team.

Chris Jackson/Getty Images

The Games continue with the 30th; you can discover more at the official website.  The 2016 Games were in Orlando; next year they will be in Sydney.


Next, a quick look at the spring/summer 2018 Roksanda collection.

From the Women’s Wear everyday review:

The designer eschewed her usual sculpted silhouettes in favor of looser, more liquid ones, as well as like many of her fellow London designers, she was inspired by genuine women — as well as the imperfections of the pre-Instagram age.

Three of the more formal styles.

The entire collection may be seen at the Roksanda website.


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We’ll leave you with this look from a year back tomorrow when William, Kate, George as well as Charlotte arrived in Canada for the begin of a weeklong tour.  

Kate was in a bespoke Jenny Packham dress, with a Sylvia Fletcher for Lock as well as business hat, as well as her Gianvito Rossi Praline heels.



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