Fitting weather, the day we visited The Mint Velvet Autumn/Winter 2017 Collection. Middle of summer, but it could have been mistaken for a winters Day. It was easy to put the clothing into context with the wind and rain hitting the full length glass windows. This didn’t dampen the spirits within this cool venue as the clothes took centre stage and were a visual treat for the eyes. Always a fan of Mint Velvet for their well cut, relaxed glamour attitude to clothes, they hit all the right trends while still remaining true to their signature style. The A/W ‘17 collection didn’t disappoint and they introduced some interesting pieces.
The inspiration derives from effortless Parisian style and combing boyfriend-dressing with Mint Velvet’s signature chic, understated & feminine style. Wide-leg trousers are slowly returning with a slightly oversized blazer taking inspiration from the 90s power-suit. Suits and trainers are back to stay. Accessory pieces like neckerchiefs and clutches are adding a very sexy, grown up look to an outfit. The biker jacket is back but does it every go out of fashion and paired with wide-legged trousers, trainers and a cosy knit keeps to Mint Velvet’s relaxed, effortless but smart look. Skinny leathers are cropped showcasing ankles in kitten heels paired with an oversized knit.
After stumbling across this store a number of years ago. Their collection dominates probably 70% of my wardrobe. It covers off all my essential pieces. Their colour palette is quite neutral with greys, whites, navy’s & black. This is a perfect backdrop for introducing colour. Every season they throw in some rich accent colours like burgundys or emerald greens which work so well against the neutral colours.
At the preview we took some pictures and pulled some looks from their brochure to show a few sneak peaks of what’s coming to the Mint Velvet Stores and alligned them with some m-use pieces. Keep your eyes peeled for the new looks and remember we are only a click away to complete your look.
The biker Jacket €379 | Overdye Hoodie €99
Tipped Contrast Shirt €99 | Paperbag Waist Trouser €119
Polo Neck Fitted Knit €79 | Whisper Print Maxi Dress €169 | Elora Pointed Over Knee Boot €259
We have a lot to look forward to for A/W '17, but lets make hay while the sun shines!
By Edelle Mellett