Who would have thought it? Patricia Field, one of the world’s most sought after stylist’s, who has Sex and the City and The Devil Wears Prada to her name; and Marks and Spencers; the accessible, family-friendly store for women of all ages, shapes and sizesâ€¦ I certainly wouldn’t have, that’s for sure. But it is true. Our very own Marks and Spencers has joined forces with the flaming redhead to produce â€˜Destination Style’, a Patricia Field collection to be sold in M&S stores, as well as internationally, online.
The collection was launched last Saturday at New York Fashion Week, where perhaps residents there, weren’t as concerned as to how flamboyant these outfits would be. Us British though? Well, knowing Field’s unconventional style, I for one was a little unnerved by the prospect. Field after all, has drawn some questionable , if fashion forward , choices in the character of Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City.
The verdict? Field’s red, spotted halter dress is an unfortunate reminder of Giles Deacon’s bandeau dress which was the main feature in his disappointing launch at New Look, screaming â€˜cheap’ and definitely not â€˜chic’. But putting that nightmare behind me, I can see that somehow this duet has worked, and this one-off collection is bound to appeal to the M&S frequenters that would like to experiment with their silhouette and just love a little bit more colour.