Last Thursday I attended the Next AW12 Press Day. Despite not shopping there an awful lot I am a big fan of Next clothing. I usually get one or two stand out pieces per season which I wear to death. Beyond the fabulous design their quality is hard to beat on the high street, matched only by somewhere like Zara.
The Next event was held at Somerset House, usually known for being the epicenter of London Fashion week, it's definitely the most amazing event venue I've been to. The Autumn Winter collection was beautifully merchandised between about 8 rooms. There were some real statement pieces from sequin leggings (done the classy way) to baroque style jeans and lots of gorgeous digital prints. Accessories are usually the main things that draw me in and I think Next have accessed my mind to create their collection for next season. There were beautiful fabrics, leopard print, metallics and vintage detailing, I don't think I found one accessory I didn't love! The range of boots was also outstanding, lots of great takes on the classic riding boot which I'm sure will be gracing many blogs come Autumn.
The homeware section was also full of gorgeous shabby chic, vintage style goodies, not so good for my bank balance seeing as I just moved house! The beaded lights and Eiffel Tower lamp (pictured above) are definitely on my to buy list when they hit the store.