Eleven Paris’ Autumn Winter 2011/12 collection is dark and sophisticated, inspired by the New Wave scene and Scandinavian culture. This winter sees two prominent stories. The ‘Darkness never ends’ takes inspiration from the dark underground and the bold spirit of the new wave area, while ‘Nevermind’ is inspired by the ‘Scandinavian dark forest’.
Minimal with a rock n roll edge, Eleven Paris’ collection blends this seasons key trends into staple wardrobe lust-haves. Structured tops and leggings are tailored with sharp and edgy detailing giving an effortlessly cool look. Ultra modern looks are created through a combination of fabrics including leather, velvet and wool juxtaposed with fluid shapes, giving a feminine touch.
Comfort and style transpires through this collection with the return of oversized baggy knitwear and tees. Chunky knits with cable detail are teamed with jersey pieces. Sophisticated dresses are worn with leather jackets to give an urban street look.
Dark and mysterious shades dominate the colour palette with a contrast of sober and warm colours such as nude, blush and red wine.
The second part of the collection plays on the mix and match of two major directions, the ‘Scandinavian dark forest’ and ‘Rebel Uniform’. This story sees Norwegian jacquard prints on cardigans and jumpers, in tones of beige, grey and navy; perfect for chilly winter days. The range is accented with wild animal prints and fake fur for an individual look.
The ‘Rebel Uniform’ influence is seen through military detailing and styling. Khaki coloured Parkas are lined with faux fur while dresses, skirts and jackets are seen with button, zip and pocket detail. Oversized shapes offer a laidback attitude with carrot-fit corduroy trousers worn with an animal printed oversized top.
Eleven Paris’ signature quirky t–shirts and jumpers return with handprints of celebrity faces such as Rihanna and Uma Thurman and their 'life is a joke' slogan. This season also sees a range of limited edition t-shirts by Italian illustrator, Alexsandro Palombo. Tongue–in–cheek drawings of famous icons such as Karl Lagerfeld, Marilyn Manson and Anna Wintour adorn simples tees.
The collection will be available on ASOS, Selfridges and many independent boutiques across the UK. www.elevenparis.com