>> Barely back on London, on Friday I stumbled into the Elms Lester Rooms to be confronted by Sophie Hulme's new A/W 10-11 collection where matt sequins are no more, banished to some remote place (though I'm hoping she'll still have some fondness for her sequinned backpack/parka combos and have them resurrected). Instead, metalware that were the key embellishment that drove this collection accented wardrobe foundations like a hunting jacket, various wool coats and jackets that are essentially the sort of things you'd wear over and over again. With the simple yet effective gold or black metal plates and screws though, suddenly it's a completely different kettle of outerwear fish.  I'm a sucker for deets that are instantly strong to the eye and whilst I'm predictably all for the frou frou, I'm also slowly but surely falling for things that have this delicious and quietly stunning simplicity to them such as Hulme's collection. Oh ma gawd… I may be becoming… refined? *shock shock horror horror* Hah!  Says she in an S/S 10 Louise Gray dress, sheer trousers and banana man shoes courtesy of Cassette Playa for Swear.  Doh.  I'll work on it and come back to you… for now, let's just sit back and admire.  




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Comments (45)

  1. Daisy Ellis says:

    I love them all, a definate DIY! http://www.dazedyoungmess.blogspot.com πŸ™‚

  2. KD says:

    How I love Sophie Hulme! Her sequins are indeed amazing, but its also nice to know she’s not a one-trick pony. I love this collection! I need that whistle necklace!

  3. Sue says:

    So lovely! The detailing is fantastic.

  4. walkthesand says:

    Stunning pieces. Was only yesterday lookin at her silver sequinned parka.
    Love this collection.

  5. Crystal says:

    Definitely had a moment of “why didn’t I think of that?!?!” Should be fun to DIY though. I love the bow and that whistle necklace is really taking the whole rape whistle thing to new heights

  6. Renee says:

    I love the first jacket and the accesories! theyre so unique and cute!

  7. saku says:

    that’s really cool!

  8. FrenzyMind says:

    This is just so cool!!! The accessories are brilliant, the bags I want and the coats look well just stunning…
    Long live god bless Sophie Hulme…

  9. I would wear just about every piece. Crazy!

  10. jem says:

    I think I am in love… her collection is just stunning! Although my fave two peices are the orange bag and the bow necklace… I could really see myself rocking both of them.

  11. shandi says:

    the plating is so way cool…this emerging trend could be an exciting one because I don’t think I have seen much like it before.

  12. ive seen this coming.. this is amazing

  13. The bows embellished with the metal pieces are brilliant!

  14. The jacket in the first image is AMAZING!!!!! Like amazingly amazing! And the bags! Please please let me know where stocks this!!! I want it…I’ll start saving my pennies now!

  15. loz says:

    Really enjoyed the Sophie Hulme presentation and the b Store show upstairs, me and the girls are in the photo of the first jacket in the background! hehe. The attention to detail was amazing in this exhibition and although you haven’t uploaded it, but there was a beautiful sheer shirt that was hanging if front of the window that was stunning.
    loz xx

  16. Bayley says:

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  17. Clare says:

    Ohhhh, I miss the sequins… Though I do like her new shiny friends.

  18. Loved the sequins, this collection looks almost as good, the accessories are great.

  19. I can see a DIY in my future based on these πŸ™‚

  20. pretty face says:

    Gawjus. But me, I WANT SEQUINS! xx

  21. Brigadeiro says:

    Love the hardware! Especially the first piece and the orange bag! πŸ™‚

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  23. Robyn says:

    This is really cool! I’m into it! Also– I like the abbreviation “deets.” Hehe.

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  25. Sylvia etc says:

    WOW! that is so beautiful! … instant crush for #1 navy blue coat with metallic bow … kind of APC meets Chloé meets Burberry meets Givenchy meets Sophie Hulme … in brief, IMPECCABLE! x

  26. I’m not normally a bow girl, they’re too sweet for me? Needless to say, I really enjoy the industrialness of these bows, definitely taking the saccharine sweetness out of the bow.

  27. LarsS says:

    Omg!!! Amazing clothes! πŸ™‚ Really awesome!! Have a great day!
    The Best Of Sweden

  28. clairey says:

    So great, the amount of time and effort put into these pieces must have been huge! I’m nearly exhausted trying to figure out how she did it! Glue maybe?! http://bloggamonsta.blogspot.com/

  29. Really love that necklace of whistles and the orange bag. Great pieces!

  30. WOW. I’d have to say that metal plates and “refinery” are really not my thing…but there’s just something about it all. Not to mention, the gorgeous silhouettes in combo with the geomet shapes. *sighs* …How would one go about the DIY???

  31. M says:

    bow shapped neckies with metal? sooo pretty…yes DIY possibilities

  32. katherine says:

    love the accesories over all, even when the first jacket was lovely!
    too many love in one sentence

  33. Sarah says:

    Yes, these are really tempting to my DIY side!

  34. vicky says:

    I believe you are very enjoy your lift.
    How wonderful.
    I wish I would have a colorful lifw too.

  35. mary andrea says:

    ACNE much?

  36. susie_bubble says:

    Mary: I think Husam el Odeh’s hardware is a bit more raw and the Acne ‘base’ foundations are VERY different
    Of course it’s not new to have hardware sitting on fabric garments…Thierry Mugler, Paco Rabanne etc…
    But I think Sophie Hulme has fused her very neat and classic tailoring with very neat an precise pieces of metalware…

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