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So you must have at least heard of the riveting television showDownton Abbey. Well it is no surprise to us at Orchid Tea that the Edwardian charm of the series has crept its way onto the fashion scene with a sultry and beautiful elegance. Following Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee and the absolutely magnificent London Summer Olympics, the world has come down with a mean case of Anglophilia. Of course, being a Brit, I have no qualms with this obsession taking over the runways and magazine shelves.
Detailed fabrics and dramatic cuts, the Edwardian styles have been spotted in the Winter 2012-13 collections of countless designers. Empire waist dresses, high collars, riding boots, and even polished hats are rapidly become staples in the winter lookbooks. Prada, Gladstone, Ralph Lauren, Gucci, and Armani are embracing the trend full force. Some are even throwing Edwardian themes onto photo shoots and runways to further convey the idea.
Think upper class English Edwardian women out in the scenic countryside to play spectators for their families shooting, fishing, and hunting. Subtle Hints of houndstooth convey the royal sporting vibe, but paired with high-heeled boots and long, velvet jacquard dresses, and frilly white collars, you’re definitely not prepared for the hunt. Black, navy, deep purple and burgundy long sleeved gloves will definitely make the transition into the main-stream fashion scene, and allow the trend to be received by the mass. So indulge in your inner Anglophile and wrap up for winter!