Friday, 2 January 2009

All Saints has eyes on the US in 09

East London rock-chick label All Saints is going global with late 2008 having seen a raft of European store openings (Paris, Antwerp, Copenhagen) ahead of a New York flagship due by summer.

The Shoreditch favourite worn by celebrities and fashionista types across the UK (100+ stores) has gone from strength to strength as the goth-meets-glam clubber label becomes better known for its dark Satanic graphics, draped jersey or knitwear pieces, military sharp tailoring and lived in denim mixed with embellished partywear dresses.

For spring 09 we love the skull and cross-bones pirates and sirens graphic t-shirt dresses (sure to be a hit from LA to NY - now shipping on the All Saints website, as well as the optic paint-splash printed cottons or jersey dresses for understated cool. And battered leather jackets and fringed western style suede gilets have a great vintage look. Ruched, asymmetric seamed and raw-edge knitwear has varying thickness - perfect for layering, while marl jerseywear separates comprise a new sleepwear range for lounging (dorm life anyone?). Highlights to snaffle early include washed out draped leather biker jackets and parachute volume hem dresses. Prom-dresses with harnesses for attitude have never looked so good.

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