Emphasis on suiting and ‘quiet luxe’ as Arnotts introduces 10 new brands for autumn-winter 2023
New labels range from retro Queens of Archive to sustainability-focused Reformation
Relaxed suiting, elegant tailoring, quiet luxury – the buzzwords for autumn’s trends may seem unhelpfully vague, but distilled down, what they represent is a pretty accessible palette of shapes and looks, something Brown Thomas Arnotts womenswear contemporary buyer Rachel Kelly is keen to harness.
“Autumn-winter 2023 at Arnotts is an incredibly exciting season, showcasing an amazing line-up of new brands. The womenswear collections present a gorgeous mix of the most coveted trends for autumn-winter, from beautiful tailoring and quiet luxe to statement red and striking autumnal florals.”
Introducing ten new labels to their current offering, they include the London-based Anne Louise Boutique, started by a mother-daughter duo in 2020 and specialising in occasionwear that is high and glam but won’t break the bank.
Also new, Queens of Archive are in a similar vein, made for dressing up and specialising in vintage-inflected looks with a rock-chic feel. Reformation, meanwhile, hits the sustainability note while 1990s favourite Ghost makes a return with simple slip dresses in soft, satin fabrics.
On the more casual end, Californian label Paige is also new, while Claudia Sträter mixes low-key suiting and printed knits. Strong perennials this year include Weekend MaxMara, which continues to deliver in outerwear with the excellent day-to-night dresses of Danish label Stine Goya always worth their price tag.
Closer to home, Caroline Kilkenny continues to create beautiful eveningwear while Kildare-based Roisin Linnane’s simple, elegant and versatile pieces nail much of the quiet confidence that is the alt text of the season.