You’d Never Guess This New Collection Is Designed By Marks & Spencer

You’d Never Guess This New Collection Is Designed By Marks & Spencer

by Lucy Morris |

Much has been made of Marks & Spencer in recent weeks since Meghan Markle wore a jumper by the retailer on a visit to Brixton. The £45 sweater in question was a round-neck pullover with bell sleeves. It instantly sold out. Following on from this coup, M&S has released a first look at Autograph's new spring collection. So far, all signs point to the same success.

Understanding that in this fast-moving world we expect our clothes to keep up with us, Marks & Spencer’s new range is rooted in versatility. There’s a pale pink cotton dress that can pull a double shift with boots for day, and heels and earrings for night. A transformative leather jacket, priced at £249, adds instant value to denim and maxi dresses alike. A kimono belted white shirt can be cinched with skirts and tailoring depending if you’re on- or off-duty. And, the accessories, like the capacious totes and cone-heeled sling-backs are convincing sidekicks for spring.

A palette of chartreuse, mint green, lilac, grey and millennial pink may offer variety but on paper sound difficult to wear. However, the focus on block colours, with only a handful of prints on offer, means that enlivening clashes are encouraged. Take a sheer sky blue shirt dress and layer it with a lightweight lemon summer coat, or consider teaming wide-leg amber palazzo pants with a soft blush blazer to maximize this opportunity.

Even though Marks & Spencer’s troubles have been well-documented - store closures, profit drops and plummeting share prices - it looks likely that their new spring Autograph collection will steer the ship to calmer waters. Or, at the very least catch the eye of the royal fanbase once again.

Gallery

Grazia Marks and Spencers Spring Summer 2018

Marks and Spencers Spring Summer 2018
1 of 20
CREDIT: Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencers Spring Summer 2018
2 of 20
CREDIT: Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencers Spring Summer 2018
3 of 20
CREDIT: Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencers Spring Summer 2018
4 of 20
CREDIT: Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencers Spring Summer 2018
5 of 20
CREDIT: Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencers Spring Summer 2018
6 of 20
CREDIT: Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencers Spring Summer 2018
7 of 20
CREDIT: Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencers Spring Summer 2018
8 of 20
CREDIT: Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencers Spring Summer 2018
9 of 20
CREDIT: Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencers Spring Summer 2018
10 of 20
CREDIT: Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencers Spring Summer 2018
11 of 20
CREDIT: Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencers Spring Summer 2018
12 of 20
CREDIT: Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencers Spring Summer 2018
13 of 20
CREDIT: Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencers Spring Summer 2018
14 of 20
CREDIT: Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencers Spring Summer 2018
15 of 20
CREDIT: Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencers Spring Summer 2018
16 of 20
CREDIT: Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencers Spring Summer 2018
17 of 20
CREDIT: Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencers Spring Summer 2018
18 of 20
CREDIT: Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencers Spring Summer 2018
19 of 20
CREDIT: Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencers Spring Summer 2018
20 of 20
CREDIT: Marks and Spencer

Just so you know, whilst we may receive a commission or other compensation from the links on this website, we never allow this to influence product selections - read why you should trust us