Alembika was born out of a desire to ensure women feel comfortable with the body they have now, not the one they’re working on, fantasising about or wishing they have. This, combined with a drive to create clothing which makes a statement certainly gives the brand its edge.
Each season, silhouettes are reimagined, textures are worked with and prints are clashed in order to produce a collection of clothing, which excites women with a penchant for things which are less than ordinary. And thankfully, the autumn-winter collection lives up to the high standard which Alembika has set for itself.
Here’s a look at just a few of the new season highlights from Alembika…
One of our favourite things about autumn-winter clothing is the welcome addition of new textures. Summer’s lightweight cottons are replaced with an abundance of fabulous fabrics, with velvet topping the trend polls this season. While some fear velvet, opting to wear just a touch of it, Alembika really works with the fabric to create something extraordinary. Oversized tunics can be worn as dresses or layered to create a look that is unique to you.
While Alembika is revered for its use of oversized clothing, this season the brand has taken a step out of its comfort zone and the result is definitely appealing. Silhouettes become a little more slim-line to offer a new take on tailoring. Dresses still have a little of that slouchy appeal, while long-line jackets serve as the perfect cover-up.
There’s no denying that Alembika has a fabulous way of working with colourways and a firm favourite of ours is its mixture of iconic black and white. The stand out piece of the season is definitely this checked shirtdress, which can easily be worn with black ankle boots by day, or dressed up thanks to the addition of heels by night.
This velvet polka dot number is also proving a hit, which is unsurprising given its careful combination of two of the seasons biggest trends for a winning look.
One of the most revered things about autumn is the need to wrap up in cosy layers, and thankfully Alembika has ensured this is effortless this season. Renowned for its mix and match approach to clothing, key pieces can be easily layered, bridging the gap between comfort and style.
The brand new Alembika autumn-winter collection is now available online, and in our Newtownards and Carryduff stores.