A few days ago before leaving for work I was excited to see that Katie´s AW 2017 lookbook pictures were finally online! It has been a while since I blogged last time so I thought it could be nice to write down some thoughts about the new collection: please feel free to share your opinion as well! I am always happy to chat about Katie, hehe…
The collection this autumn/winter is called “Katie`s HIT MEDLEY!” and it celebrates Katie`s 20th anniversary. As the name suggests this collection includes several renewed versions of their iconic items besides some new designs. When I saw the first teaser pictures of the items and heard the theme of the collection I got quite interested because I felt that their SS 2017 collection was a bit more minimalistic and mature than their usual style.
Let´s talk about the clothes and the stylings! The general feeling of this lookbook seems 90s or early 00s inspired (Katie was founded in 1998 so that might be the reason!) and the overall style is a bit less vintage inspired than in some of their older collections. The fun and interesting thing in this lookbook is that the clothes are modelled by the actual Katie shop staff girls! I found this idea super cute!
The main colours in this collection seem to be black, lavender, white and light pink. Like last year there are several velvet pieces (probably more than ever!), sheer layering pieces and some girly knits. The lookbook features only two different patterns: a classical leopard pattern that appears in a few pieces and the pin up-style cherry pattern. I was able to spot the cherry pattern in at least six different items so it is one of the most dominant and iconic elements in the whole collection.
Because this collection is partly dedicated to Katie`s hit items it was interesting to see which classical Katie pieces were chosen to be included. After seeing some teaser pictures on Katie`s twitter I kind of expected to see more familiar looking “signature pieces” but there are quite many new ones as well. Classical Katie pieces that you can find are at least the fluffy cardigan (both the short and long versions), Striptease baby doll dress, Under pretties series’ turtleneck and camisole plus the puff dress (this time in cherry pattern!). The collection also introduces some new pieces into the existing Katie clothing series like “Girl In The Room”, “Under Pretties”, “Striptease”, “No Country”, “Café Chic” and “Mad Honey”.
The accessories of this collection are cute and very “Katie” but it feels like there is a little less of them than on some years. There seems to be only one bag design available and surprisingly no hat boxes although they probably are among the most iconic items of the brand.
“Katie`s HIT MEDLEY” –collection includes quite versatile designs and cute pieces but I must admit that their AW16 had more items that suited my personal style. One reason is probably the colour scheme of this collection: I feel that especially lavender is a bit tricky for me because although I like it as a colour it doesn`t match my current style and wardrobe that well.
However there are some items that I would love to have in my closet! For example I really like the look with the red fluffy cardigan and the midi length denim skirt: the colour combination and the “Sundae Treat” camisole (worn underneath the cardigan) remind me from Une femme est une femme and some looks F.i.n.t had this summer. I also realised that I almost own this look: last winter I already invested in the fluffy short cardigan in red and I happen to have a similar style denim skirt from Forever21!
From the more complicated items my favourite is probably the Striptease maid skirt that seems to be a new release of an older design, because I remember seeing one in peach by Katie years ago. Unfortunately the skirt comes only in lavender and pin dot pattern so there are not many options in colours. The pin dot pattern looks really cute in the new Striptease babydoll dress so I am curious to see how the the pin dot version of the maid skirt looks! After seeing the lookbook my personal favourites items from the collection would be:
♡ The Striptease maid skirt in pin dot
♡ The Sundae Treat camisole in ivory
♡ Dance triple strap shoes in black
♡ Satin long pin ribbon in light pink
What is your opinion of the new lookbook? Did something caught your eye? ; ) You can see the whole lookbook here.