From statement shearling to luscious velvet, the newest colours and party
               looks, (think sequins and shades of gold), those all-important pieces for
               the new season are available at Artigiano. Your guide to wonderful winter
               wear 2016 starts here:


                       
Glitz and Metallic

            

                                                                

                   There’s an exciting, shimmering look to this season with either full-on 
                 sequins or a shot of gold for laid-back glam nights out, a trend that has
                 shone from the recent catwalks where Louis Vuitton and Sonia Rykiel 
                 showcased shimmering metallic, with a sheer veil of gold dust at
                 Alexander McQueen. There’s no escaping the appeal of sequins for winter
                 so keep things sophisticated in our glittering Limited Edition Embellished
                 Stretch Jersey Dress. Covered in tiny sparkling sequins, it’s a real full-on
                 glamorous statement dress, effortless and comfortable for Christmas parties.


                 The Lace Shift Dress in gold is beautiful and our shimmering jersey top, 
                  a perfect party staple that goes with so many outfits from black trousers to a
                  fluid evening skirt, or smart slim jeans and heels for a more relaxed look.
                  The Embellished Shell Top is another fail-safe top when sparkle is required.


                  The news from designers was that gold jewellery, specifically chain-link
                  pieces, and pearls are enjoying a resurgence. Our exclusive Italian
                  Jewellery is a new direction for Artigiano and will add the perfect 
                  finishing touch to a special Outfit.


     Velvet and Brocade

   

 

It was good to see so much velvet on the catwalks. Undoubtedly the ‘fabric of the season’ it
came in many different versions and designs from prints to embroideries to simple cuts.
Soft to the touch with a slight shimmer as it catches the light, velvet was seen at Prada,
Ralph Lauren and Georgio Armani in all styles from slinky dresses to seventies-inspired
tuxedo suit.

Out Italian Stretch Velvet Jacket and matching Italian Stretch Velvet Trousers are fabulous
in jewel-like jade and a key look in a perfect new winter colour.

The new season LBD update for me is the Artigiano Ultimate Stretch Velvet Dress. An absolute
must and so flattering – it holds you in all the right places with its special construction – yet
understated and stylish. Just add some gold jewellery for that extra wow factor. A trusty going-out
top is one of those wardrobe essentials we can’t do without especially with the party season on the
horizon. When you want to throw something on over jeans or trousers, nothing is more effortless
than the Italian Devore Jersey Top or Luxe Devore Silk Blend Tunic. Both are versatile, unbeatable
evening updates to add to any winter wardrobe.

I also love the Velvet Courts in black, wine or ink blue, they are a great way to introduce a touch
of velvet to a simple outfit.

Brocade too was a key fabric and brings a rich, luxury feel to party dressing. The Italian Jacquard
Jacket, in a very special shot fabric in gorgeous tones of jade and blue, is a stunning evening cover-up.
A stylish fitted shape it matches perfectly the velvet trousers in jade or would glam up a LBD.


"Brocade too was a key fabric and brings a rich, luxury feel to
                                         party dressing."



                  Luxe and Fur

There’s nothing like a new coat to make you feel ok about the cold weather.

 

Although lace and sparkle are the ultimate in elegant femininity, we all need
to feel stylishly warm and comfortable on cold days and a shearling coat is the
answer. Shearling coats appeared at almost every runway show from New York
to London, to Milan and Paris, and are one of the most wearable, covetable
Winter 2016 fashion looks. From cosy capes at Maison Margiela, long coats at
Marc Jacobs, to biker jackets at Burberry, timeless sheepskin back and better
than ever. The collections of Tory Burch, Altuzarra, Maison Margiela, and
Balenciaga, also included some to-die-for shearling coats. The Luxury Reversible
Shearling Coat is an investment buy, but you get two gorgeous coats in one: a
more relaxed look for day with the leather side, or sheer glamour with the fur
side, stunning over an evening dress.

Faux fur shrugs and stoles are another on trend fuss-free way to stay warm and
snug especially if they come in an autumn appropriate deep rich black. The Faux-fur
Shrug is both useful and very elegant, (add some statement earrings for an extra
touch of drama), while the Knitted Roll Neck Poncho with soft faux-fur trim is a
versatile and stylish layer.


"A special cosy knit is always essential wear and the Artigiano
winter collection includes some fantastic chunky, warm sweaters
               and layering knits in amazing new yarns."

                        
Cosy Knits

      

 

A special cosy knit is always essential wear and the Artigiano winter collection includes
some fantastic chunky, warm sweaters and layering knits in amazing new yarns. Designed
with our usual sophistication and inspired by luxe, oversized knits at Fendi, Etro and Jil
Sander, they are an absolute must this season. The Italian Boucle Cardigan an easy, long,
fringe trimmed shape in a gorgeous mohair blend yarn, is so soft to touch and provides
warmth without bulk, while the Italian Check Cardigan in a great brushed check design,
is a super soft simple shape. The Italian Relaxed Cable Knit is a stylish sweater with an
easy, slouchy silhouette and looks good worn with wide leg trousers, and the Italian Boucle
Coatigan is a chic extra layer, ideal with slim trousers and boots. On a festive note a perfect
Christmas day sweater could be the Italian Patterned Knit with its relaxed fit and sparkly
jacquard floral motif.

 

Lounge

 

 

Luxury comfort is still key for Winter 2016 with many designers showing updated
tracksuits, hoodies and relaxed sports luxe looks. Snuggle up in our Italian Knitted
Cardigan and Trousers or lounge stylishly in the Italian Velour Leisure suit Jersey
Zip Jacket and Trousers. For that statement Italian weekend look the stunning Floral
Print Jersey Sweatshirt is a glamorous yet relaxed update to jeans. Not forgetting the
Sheepskin Slipper Mule for fashionably toasty feet.

Luxe is the key word this party season whatever your style!