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PICS: Fashion lovers step out for Marks & Spencer Autumn Winter 18 showcase

The new collection is available in stores now

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Judy Gilroy and Michelle McGrath | Kieran Harnett

A host of key press and fashionistas stepped out for Marks & Spencer’s Autumn Winter 18 showcase last week.

The showcase was held at their famous rooftop café on Grafton Street, and guests were given a sneak peek at what’s to come from M&S in the colder months.

Francesca Zedda, Head of Trend Content for M&S, introduced attendees to the new pieces coming to stores, including The Foundation Edit – which offers a curation of wardrobe essentials.

Francesca Zedda and Frances Deasy | Kieran Harnett
Michelle McGrath and Ken Scully | Kieran Harnett
Sean Munsanje and Rebecca Brady | Kieran Harnett

The AW18 collections include a host of new pieces, from LBDs to luxe faux fur coats, all inspired by different themes.

Autumn sees the arrival of Poetic, as top to toe colour takes a new feminine direction.

Consumers are promised a palette of pinks to set the tone; from soft blush and rose, to rich burgundy and fuchsia.

Sartorial sees classic shapes and chic tailoring reworked through a sports luxe lens, as emerald green and cobalt blue update the aesthetic.

• M&S Collection Jersey Pleated Midi Skirt – €42
• M&S Collection Cable Knit Sleeve V-Neck Jumper – €47.50
• M&S Collection Longline Trench Coat with Stormwear – €110
• Cable Knit Funnel Neck Jumper M&S Collection – €47.50
• Checked Asymmetric Pleated Midi Skirt – €55
Limited Edition Checked Longline Coat – €125
• M&S Collection Hooded Cable Knit Jumper – €54
• M&S Collection Relaxed Slim Leg Jeans – €34
• M&S Collection Wool Blend Checked Coat – €95
• M&S Collection Padded & Quilted Gilet -€27
• M&S Collection Ribbed Polo Neck Jumper – €24
• M&S Collection Straight Leg Side Stripe Trouser – €49
• M&S Collection Padded Jacket with Stormwear – €210
• M&S Collection Ribbed Polo Neck Jumper – €24
• Autograph Pure Cotton Long Sleeve Shirt – €54
• Autograph Slim Leg Trousers – €70

Classic check separates meet quilting, wool blends and leather for a strong fabric direction. This palette continues into lingerie as the soft, sporty silhouette is elevated.

Arriving in Winter, Soft Heritage explores sumptuous layers of animal print and caramel tones, with a hint of lilac lifting the overall mood.

Hero dresses and statement pieces, are elegantly pared back, for a modern interpretation of the season. Meanwhile, a rich colour palette of teal and ochre, are punctuated by dramatic accessories, to depict luxury with an edge.

Laura Mullett | Kieran Harnett
Aoife Walsh | Kieran Harnett
Clementine McNeice | Kieran Harnett
Corina Gaffey and Claire Guiney | Kieran Harnett

The Autumn Winter 18 collections place flattering fit and versatility at the heart of stylish design.

The Autumn Winter 18 womenswear & lingerie collections are available online and in selected stores right now.

Conor Merriman and Justine King | Kieran Harnett
Ali McKeever and PJ Gibbons | Kieran Harnett