What Cool Girls Wear to a Holiday Party, According to Alexa Chung
Earlier this year, Alexa Chung told Business of Fashion about her decision to launch an eponymous line in May 2017, telling the publication, "I feel as though I'm kind of prepared to do it now. If it had been anytime sooner than this, I either wouldn't be responsible enough or have been able to take on this kind of feat." But before the It girl takes on her line, she has one final fashion collaboration in the works with British label Marks & Spencer.
The high-street brand is a favourite of Chung's, and her upcoming collection marks her second time working with M&S. According to The Telegraph, the Winter Archive by Alexa was inspired by the M&S archive (think leopard print minidresses from the '70s and '80s-style faux-fur jackets) and will launch November 1, just in time for the upcoming holiday party season.
"For this collection, I was thinking: what happens after dark? I wanted to make a tuxedo, I wanted 1970s disco, Studio 54. Fabric-wise, I thought it could be a bit more shiny. Synthetic, but in a good way. And I was thinking of photographers and imagery that I like, Guy Bourdin or Bryan Ferry. It's kind of Roxy Music—a bit slinkier, a bit edgier. Marks and Spencer definitely has that in the archive: the ability to be a bit more sexy," she says.
Of course, this eclectic description of her upcoming M&S collection has us thinking: Will she be borrowing some of this inspiration for her namesake line's 2017 debut? We'll have to wait and see.
Check out the video promoting Alexa Chung's final collaboration with Marks & Spencer below.