Katie Does Chic

Friday, April 22, 2011

It's certainly been a super busy month for young local designer Katie Coleman.  She has launched her namesake label Katie-Maree Cole's new Autumn/Winter Collection 'Bonnie. be good.', shown at iD Fashion Week in Dunedin and had her own runway show and sale for her new collection in Auckland, all in the past few weeks.  I was lucky enough to attend her show on Wednesday and get an up close look at her beautiful new collection, which I'm really impressed by.

Her show was held at Carrington's Cafe in Mt Albert and was the perfect, intimate setting for her new collection.  It was great to see the pieces brought to life on delightful, pony limbed models on the runway, with shoes sponsored by Chaos and Harmony.  The show was well received by an appreciative audience, who gathered pretty quickly around the racks of elegant garments for sale afterwards.  I also got to meet and have a quick chat to the designer herself after the show, who is every bit as lovely as her creations.

Katie's focus as a designer is on making gorgeous, feminine pieces, that are really wearable, with an emphasis on rich, pretty colours and use of good quality natural fabrics - mostly cottons, silks and merino wools.  The colour palette for her new winter collection is just sublime, as you can see in these lookbook shots.  I really love the stunning plaid fabric she has used, the top outfit pictured is my favourite, as I adore that skirt and cleverly draped top, although I would wear every piece of this collection.  If you want to get your hands on some of her pretty pieces, they are available to buy through her website here.  They sell for really reasonable prices and are the perfect chic additions to your Autumn/Winter wardrobe.

Images from: http://www.katiemareecole.com/

Just So Pretty x

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