Wednesday, June 20, 2012

LANDS END FALL 2012 Men/Women/Home/Children


Colors-not just for warmer temps...the basics in bold tones

West 37th Street/NYC

words/images Judith Ecochard

LANDS END-conjurs up classic, value priced style-with heavy doses of school uniforms and durable totes, monogramed in several fonts---that last as long as time itself.

BUT -the Wisconsin based company means a lot more now to style conscious types---

We are more and more impressed with the fashion savvy sense of the apparel for men/women/child we previewed recently...in addition to tech smart performance wear, select home decor and items for Fido.

Here's hoping parent company Sears--- shows this label some well deserved love...


HIGHLIGHTS:


Well laid out in thematic groups, attendees first encountered the top ten list of Lands End...for gals.

pretty-belted floral dress with matching cardigan-

tweed boyfriend blazer, waistcoat, ascot over dark rinse boyfriend fitted denim. Hip and easy.

pops of color for Fall 2012 too0works with related neutral tones and daring yellow

suede jacket-always a classic

wool cape-casual elegance with contrast camel hem...

wrap dresses looks good on all figure types

cute cardigans-sleeves shrugged, belted in...add polish to neutral tone dresses

sleeveless, gracefully shaped knit frock is a year round option, layer under a sweater, fitted blazer for work, add some bling and heels for night adventures.



Wool coats are available in soft and bold tones...well made, lined...with great details.






back belt with buttons

wide stripes break up a chic single breasted wool coat with princess seams- in a nice way-reminds us of Navajo blankets

can never go wrong with a double breast peacoat-wide lapels, notch collar, sleeve details-in red wool

lovely-traditional and round collar with epaulet detail-soft plush wool feels soft and warm


single and double breasted-design wool jackets-with notch collars, lined, great sleeve details, sturdy buttons...lined in a rainbow's worth of color


accessories- are becoming a Lands End highlight...including plush leather satchels with fringe details, and suede pumps
scarves, loafer pumps with heels, leather handles on canvas hauler-NICE




Chinos--- in several colors and cuts...




the go anywhere fitted blazer-trim, notch collar, front pockets...hits the hips just the right length

chinos, cords...in colors galore


PLUS SIZE---bigger gals get Lands End's love in cahoots with Brittany Gibbons...co-founder of the  Curvy Girl Guide. An acknowledgment that USA is in need of wider silhouettes...with style.

Starfish Collection-carry over from Spring 2012...casual wear that's as easy to wear as sweatsuits-but with enough polish to go out in



Corduroys in trouser cuts-in autumnal colors




LANDS END children's clothes are as well made as the adult versions....
fun sleeve embroidered patch

down coats and jackets, matching soft knit accessories, lots of outerwear options




faux fur boots...at accessible prices

girls get glammy in a sweet flowery ruffled blouse...purple down coat with quilting pattern and great pockets

lace-up shearling...over grippy rubber soles


SCHOOL UNIFORMS...(above)...and an entire line-up of school bags and backpacks...




Menswear


Lands End kinda went the other way with its men's apparel selections, size wise...introducing the "tailored fit"suits---with flat front pants that hit the waist a bit lower--- and are more tapered than the traditional cuts---with jackets...still wide enough at the shoulder to turn around in without major shifting of material---BUT without the boxiness.

Lands End continues its sourced/made in the USA selections...very popular--- made from TEXAS cotton, manufactured in CALIFORNIA






Ultrafine Super 110 Yarn wool suits----








Lands End rules this way---their no iron-Supima Cotton Oxford L/S shirts are rightfully, best sellers---now with several collar options...
spread collar

button down

straight collar

solids, stripes, plaids, checked---with matching ties





classic---cashmere navy blazer with chinos-idiot proof and always appropriate

nicely lined
sweaters-layer well


all sized suits available---here a more tradition longer cut jacket

nicely lined


accessories-men's shoes including these traditional lace-ups with punched details
NEW-the f(x) collection of technical outerwear...with performance textiles-DWR finishes, storm flaps, thumb holes, ribbed cuffs...alll designed to keep wearers warm and the elements out.


Polartec® fleece hat-cozy


chevron quilting pattern on downfill jacket-warmth without the bulk

plenty inner pockets...
velcro and zipper closures

fleece lined inner collar prevents chafing



articulated hoods-


Grow-A-Longs-with a few snips---the jacket sleeves, pant hems---can be easily lengthened for a growing kid

another best seller---the Lands End Squall Jacket-is available 100% waterproof/windproof-with critical sealed seams, and anti-static fleece lining



kangeroo pocket and side pockets...anorak option


kid's outerwear is as technically blessed with performance features as adult versions



perfect foot attire-duck boots with leather ties
Home Decor-beeding out of cotton---in many patterns---good thing attendees weren't tired....






Another terrific Lands End collaboration-with Pendelton Wool Blankets-in leather carrier

monogrammed pillow options-

dogs are everyone's BFF...



pet haulers-personalized-made from same sturdy cotton canvas as human totes

laundry sorted...




More accessories we spotted on the way out---including these cute suede tie wedges...


pretty pumps

sweaters-that are as advertised---drape well, super soft, great colors---and durable


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