Winter opulence, courtesy of M&S
It was the perfect mix - with the Georgian surrounds of the Irish Architectural Archives on Merrion Square providing the perfect backdrop for the sleek silhouettes of the new M&S collection.
Fashion is all about contrasts, whether it's in fabrications or hard versus soft accessorising. Last night M&S presented a new womenswear collection driven by a minimal aesthetic set against soft tones.
M&S are strong on coats and this season, strong pieces include an M&S Collection camel coat (€135) and per una grey mix coat (€199).
As the temperatures drop and we turn on the central heating again, look to layering and outerwear.
Look out for their Limited Edition pale pink coat (€120) which looks fabulous over a limited edition nude shift dress (€60) or with a per una blue belted coat (€135). Another affordable gem was the per una grey mix coat (€199) and M&S Collection black leather biker jacket (€399).
This season, M&S have delivered an artistic look with decadent embellishment and moody blooms plus blanket checks and statement faux fur. It's a look that M&S marketing boss Carmel Brehony calls "a collision of opulence."