Joseph Ribkoff have created a fabulous new collection which we are now showing in the upstairs showrooms of the shop. This is a must-see collection and suitable for any event during the summer season.
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The following article appeared in a recent issue of Drapers magazine
An Independent I Admire … Elizabeth Rose
Chosen by Monika Bartscht, Director of womenswear agency Partners in Fashion
Elizabeth Rose sells a good mix of brands including Frank Walder, Gerry Weber and Basler, providing classic and contemporary styles.
The smart casual section downstairs is particulary good. The store is organised by colour, which makes it easy to find what you’re looking for. The building itself is a fantastic old structure with exposed beams that have been made into a real feature. Spotlights illuminate the large space and it has a very clean interior, which makes for easy navigation.
The customer care is outstanding. Changing cubicles are spacious and robes are provided, should the customer wish to step out. You can shop for a single outfit or a whole wardrobe because the variety is so vast. The staff are impressively knowledgeable about the stock and help customers put together outfits.
The store has also branched out onto the web and developed a good mail-order service. I admire its ability to recognise the changing needs of its customer and adapt in difficult economic times.
We were delighted to host four fashion shows for 200 invited guests of the Friends of East Sussex Hospices. Our thanks go to the committee who organised ticket sales, my staff, our fantastic models Jane, Yvonne, Barbi and Fiona and to our guests who supported the event which raised £3,020.
The shows included coffee on arrival, a catwalk show, champagne, canapés and a brief talk by the chairperson of the Friends of East Sussex Hospices, Kathy Gore. The fund will also be distributed to the Kent hospices in Pembury and Demelza House in Sittingbourne.
A final word of thanks to the local businesses who kindly donated raffle prizes – Keith Francis, Mia Home and Flower Craft Workshop.
Here’s the first of our ER Blog – which we will add regularly to keep you up-to-date on everything that goes on in the shop and behind the scenes at Elizabeth Rose.
Trends for Summer 2010
Bright and vivid colours are making a fashion statement for this summer 2010 with an emphasis on lilac, purple and hot pink. Turquoise is an important colour and looks great mixed with white and silver grey.
Nautical is still a fashion must have for summer 2010. Red and white, navy and white stripes mixed with denim is a fashion statement piece from Armani Jeans and the classic denim jacket is making a huge comeback this season.
Lucia provides a more classic slant to the nautical theme this season by putting together the classic pencil skirt with knitted jackets in red and navy highlighted with navy and white knitted short sleeved tops. French navy mixed with cream and grey is a new look from MaxMara Weekend and has been seen on the catwalk mixed with denim.
Khaki, stone and soft turquoise is another colour palette for summer 2010. Marc Cain and MaxMara Weekend have used this colour palette to create a more casual weekend and holiday wear group. Combat trousers and harem trousers are making a real fashion statement and can be worn with the new gladiator style boot shoes in tan, khaki and stone.
Linen plays a key role this summer – soft fluid dresses with soft linen knit jackets, palazzo trousers with long line cardigans and short cropped loose fitting jackets. As well as the neutral linen colours there are bright linen colours from turquoise and hot pink.
The key silhouettes this summer is the dress, the classic pencil skirt and the harem trousers. Whilst the boot cut jean is still a fashion staple, the narrow fit and straight leg fit jean are very important and white jeans which can be worn with the nautical look.