Walking into Ted Baker London‘s stuy for the debut of this season’s collection took me back to the glamorous days of the ’20s. The interior was welcoming with leather armchairs and side tables decked out with opulent accessories such as crystal bow clutches and wallets (alongside a book or two). This popular London brand kept with its nostalgic aesthetic that also had a ’50s glam quotient via vintage floral prints and tweed blazers, and of course a traditional trench coat (a must-needed item to accommodate the London weather).
But the collection also incorporated many updated, contemporary components including conversational patterns, vivid colors, and great hardware accents. Ted Baker London’s artful use of pleats seen throughout the collection on dresses and tops married a sophisticated and playful tone to the lineup. All of these pieces, whether it be the rainbow window dress or the safari clutch, have such personality that they make a statement all its own.