AW15 Must Have: Armani Jeans Boucle Blazer

We’ve felt it once or twice, the chill in the air that tells us September is just around the corner, bringing with it a change in seasons and the need for another layer. We can’t say we mind though, when cover ups are as chic as the Armani Jeans Boucle Blazer. Made famous by Coco Chanel and reimagined countless times since, the boucle jacket is one of those style staples that see you through more occasions and seasons than you ever thought it could. 

This style from Armani Jeans caught our attention because of its more modern take on the trend. The blue and cream boucle is modernised perfectly with raw edges and those pyramid stud buttons. It is details like these that tell us this wear-forever jacket will work just as well with smart dresses as it will with denim shorts and distressed jeans. Wear with white denim or shorts while summer sticks around, before smartening up your darker denim come autumn. Thanks to black flecks running through the boucle, you can pair the crew-neck jacket with workwear too. 

Visit us Robinsons today to shop the full collection from the Armani Jeans AW15 collection.

Belstaff Ladies AW15: The Inspiration Behind the Collection

Here at Robinsons, we recently became one of just a handful of Official Belstaff Stockists in the Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire region. As the brand new AW15 collection hits our rails, we took a closer look at the inspiration behind the outfits, where it was a case of fashion taking flight in honour of Belstaff’s ‘first ladies’ Amelia Earhart and Amy Johnson. 

The influence of newly-enrolled designer Delphine Ninous was clear in her first collection for the brand, with pieces embodying the same relaxed ‘off-duty’ aesthetic we saw during her time with previous label, Isabel Marant. The utilitarian feel of the collection came courtesy of heavy boots, oversize pea coats and thick black leather. Masculine and feminine aspects worked together for new season Belstaff, with floaty chiffon and softest mohair worn with oversized parkas and waxed cotton jackets. 

Leather, rabbit fur and shearling were the fabrics of choice, with the heavy collared aviator jackets reflecting the sense of adventure shared by the collection’s muses, Earhart and Johnson. Functional fabrics keep the collection wearable for everyday – think waxed cotton, nylon and leather, in shades of black, grey and khaki. 

To shop the full AW15 collection from Belstaff Ladies, visit Robinsons today.

Armani Collezioni Cross Front Dress

Sometimes an occasion calls for something elegant enough to whisper a statement, rather than scream it. The Armani Collezioni Cross Front Dress is simple, sleek and sophisticated, available in the muted tones of beige and black; two colours that never wander far from the eye of fashion. Cinched at the waist and hugging your curves the way only a perfectly tailored dress can, this is a style to see you through everything from special events to important boardroom meetings, carrying you effortlessly from day to night. 

Slip into this Armani Collezioni classic, adapting your outfit to suit the occasion; we suggest simple court shoes for smart business lunches and something a little sexier to take the look from desk to bar. A slick of red lipstick and loose waves keeps the look from erring on the side of prim and proper, making sure everybody knows you mean business. 

Visit us in store today to shop the chic new season collection from the Italian style masters at Armani Collezioni.

BOUTIQUE MOSCHINO: MEET MOSCHINO’S PLAYFUL SISTER

If you follow Robinsons on Facebook, you will probably have noticed that we recently became one of the first stores in the country to stock Moschino’s brand new sister label, Boutique Moschino. Fun, flirty and crafted from the finest fabrics, Boutique Moschino puts a playful spin on Moschino’s signature bold designs. 

There’s a distinctly more feminine edge to Boutique Moschino than we’re used to with Moschino Cheap and Chic, yet the fun factor remains firmly in place. Polka dots, pearls and pussy-bow prints accessorise a mainly monochrome collection; if Coco Chanel had a younger, quirkier sister, we imagine her wardrobe would look a lot like this. Simply slick on a bold red lip and slip into your black ankle boots to perfect the Parisian look. 

Visit us in store today and become one of the first in the country to shop Boutique Moschino.