Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Swan. Clements Ribeiro for Evans

On Monday afternoon I was invited to the Evans showroom along with some other fabulous bloggers to view the new Clements Ribeiro Swan collection. I'm not really sure what I was expecting to be honest but I was excited by the fact that high end designers would be creating a range for a plus size retailer (which I don't think has ever been done before?).

The prints in this collection are stunning. On arrival (and after knocking over a glass whilst saying hi to the lovely LaCara) I flicked through the rails to see what was on offer. Whilst some of the clothing wasn't to my personal taste, I can imagine every item is going to sell out quickly. It's so refreshing to plus sized clothing in bright, bold and beautiful prints and steering away from the dark and dismal (which Evans is sometimes known for).

Commenting on the collection Inacio Ribeiro said;
"For our first range we addressed the different body shapes, with styles which are accessible but modern, with an emphasis on prints and femininity. It was our starting point, understanding different proportions and different needs behind a desire for fashion that is not different from the high fashion consumer. Far from being apologetic or patronising, we celebrated curves and voluptuousness".

Two of my favourite pieces from the collection. The second dress is such a stunning print but the material put me off as it felt like a swimming costume and I think it would just cling in all the wrong places. But it was these that will definitely have me reaching for my debit card on Friday morning when the collection goes online...

How amazing are these match stick pyjama trousers? I seriously cannot wait to get these on. I've been looking for a pair of pyjamas trousers and my heart did stop slightly when I saw these. Plain white t-shirt and a long line blazer and I reckon I'm good to go.

I'm wearing:
T-Shirt: Topshop
Jeans: New Look
Sequin Jacket; Edie Mac
Pumps: Topshop

I love this top and trousers. I actually think I might be brave and purchase both to see if I can pull off a whole head to toe pyjama look (watch this space). The Swan collection goes live on on Friday - just in time for payday and hits stores on Monday.

One last thing I simply had to share. How AMAZING are these afro comb earrings I spotted on Deena


  1. I really like the floral trousers too! Looks like I missed out on a lot of fun. Boo!

  2. the collection looks fab and it is exciting to see high end fashion for plus-sizes. Let's hope this is just the beginning. xXx

  3. stunning prints! you are gonna rock that collection!! xx

  4. I love that sequin jacket!!
    Those pajama pants are everything! I'd wear them out in public. lol. I doubt anyone would know.
    Looks like a great collection. How exciting!