Christie Brown AW13 Collection 'DURE'

Old favourite, Christie Brown is back with fabulous new collection 'DURE' for A/W13. I'm always thrilled when African designers do autumn/winter collections as living in the UK, I tend to be in my winter wardrobe for about 90% of the year.

Christie Brown does not disappoint. The 'DURE' collection reflects the essence of the season with practical and beautiful pieces that can be layered up against the inevitable chills. Rich black and sandy beige are the key colours of the collection but there is also warming purple, teal and a washed out lilac I adore. The whole collection is tied together with heavy geometric prints.

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I usually find it hard to pick a favourite piece from a Christie Brown collection but not this time. I am in LOVE with this coat! The gorgeous colour, the printed lining, the clean lines and my oh my the cape detail at the back. This is just so me, sigh.

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Coat lust aside, I've always felt the brands' greatest strength is show stopping glamour and while it's not the back bone of this collection, they still certainly deliver. Beautiful evening dresses and seperates form a part of the collection. This stunning black floor length evening dress is Hollywood ready and I have no doubt that we will be seeing it on the red carpet soon enough.

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What are your thoughts on 'DURE'?

Images courtesy of Christie Brown Ghana

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