Whilst I am still awaiting my college grade results, I decided to go on a little trip to London where I was lucky enough to be invited to view the Hobbs AW14 Collection and it certainly lived up to it’s name. We were let loose in the press room where delightful cakes and Prosecco awaited our arrival.
Ruby from Modus and Hobbs chief designer Jason talked us through the 3 collections and their inspiration. First was the Invitation collection which was probably my favourite, full of detailed and elegant evening wear. There was a lot on emphasis on how these fine evening pieces could be transformed into daywear by adding a textured knit to the equation. Latest Exclusive: Hobbs have now teamed up with the Royal Palaces to allow them access to their archives, which is the root of their inspiration for A/W Invitation collection however its all very hush hush, but once more is revealed, you will be the first to know!
MY FAVOURITES OF THE INVITATION COLLECTION
The Hobbs London Collection; tailored and polished to perfection, this collection was full of camel, navy and granite coloured tweed jackets, thick pencil dresses and skirts. Perfect for a winter work wardrobe, although styled with a casual tee or some converse and these pieces can easily be put to everyday casual use as-well.
MY FAVOURITES FROM THE LONDON COLLECTION
NW3 is much more playful and casual than the other two collections, mainly for its use of colour. To be honest I was very intrigued by this collection as previously my only thoughts of Hobbs were “classic everyday workwear and elegant evening outfits made for a more mature generation” however NW3 completely smashed through this pre-misconception and showed me that Hobbs also caters for the more “relaxed at home” type of person and for a younger audience as-well. NW3 was filled with similar styles and trends that you would see in favourite high street stores such as Topshop, Zara, River Island and New Look however you can tell that the clothes at Hobbs are made to a much higher standard.
MY FAVOURITES OF THE NW3 COLLECTION
One of my favourite parts of press gatherings is meeting new people/bloggers!
Here are some of the lovelies I met that day:
Bessie from FashionNoodle
Justine from FashionMixBag
Banke from A Style Diary
Jasmin from What Defines Us
Cristina from ChrissaBella
Tricia from Thread and Mirror
Tolu from FashinateMe
Thank you so much to Hobbs for inviting me to the event! and also a big thanks to all the team at Hobbs HQ for putting on an hosting such an amazing preview! Go check out the Hobbs Site HERE as they have a big sale on right now, and some of their A/W pieces have already started to be released. Go! Go! Go!
(P.S. I uploaded some more pictures from the event up on my Facebook Page for you guys to marvel over as-well so go have a look HERE if you’re interested)