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BLACK MAGIC

It’s the most glamorous time of year. It’s Christmas. It’s the time when we can eat, drink, laugh, party with family and friends and look forward to new beginnings.

It’s the most glamorous time of year, the time when everything sparkles, the time when you need no excuse to put on your best suit or your most sparkly dress. It’s the time for sequins, and metallics and wild work parties.

The question is, are you ready to celebrate the most glamorous time of the year? Well, maybe you can find a little bit of inspo from Reiss Clothing with it’s latest After Dark themed collection.

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As the party season approaches, it’s time to rediscover a love of the maximalist trend and make after-dark dressing your main focus again. Press pause on everything you know about looks that work from 9am to nightfall and embrace the opportunity to go all out, come cocktail hour. Below, Reiss celebrate the pieces that promise to make a lasting impression.

Reiss Clothing – After Dark – INTO THE WILD

Reiss Clothing - after Dark - INTO THE WILD
Inject a little exoticism into your evening attire with a dress that nods discreetly to animal print in a way that’s apparent only on close inspection. Falling gracefully to a shin-grazing silhouette, imagined in a rich red hue and finished with devoré detailing, this particular look is one that captures a host of AW17 trends in one.

BLACK MAGIC

BLACK MAGIC
Subtly sheer, spliced with barely-there metallic detailing and finished with gentle distressing, this season’s answer to chic one-piece party dressing is proof that there’s no such thing as basic black. A youthful take on AW17’s favoured devoré focus, a playsuit that ticks these boxes not only promises relevance for the initial event but it works for the after party as well.

GO GRAPHIC

GO GRAPHIC
The art of print is a tricky one to master but the secret to keeping the look relevant for cooler climes is to opt for a rich, autumnal colour palette. Don’t be afraid to go graphic to ensure you stand out against a sea of ever-present all-black alternatives in the room. Our styling tip? Supersize your heels to contradict mini hemlines and opt for sleek outerwear silhouettes to soften the impact of a bold pattern en route to the party.

REINVENT THE RULES

REINVENT THE RULES
The perfect black blazer forms the cornerstone of any smart wardrobe but it’s time to re-think its role and reinvent the rules of tailored styling. Whilst a longline jacket and pencil skirt combination may slot naturally into your workwear rotation, when adorned with ruffles and teamed with glistening pewter or champagne fabrications, the result is more city sophisticate than corporate climber.

LUXE BOHEMIA

LUXE BOHEMIA
When a dress design combines lace and devoré detailing in perfect harmony, the result is a luxe take on bohemia that suddenly feels cold-weather appropriate. Capturing creativity in its most eclectic form, it requires little by way of additional impact save for a dramatic smoky eye and the right pair of heels.

RETRO REVIVAL

RETRO REVIVAL
There’s nothing quite like a white jumpsuit to fast track your wardrobe into the season’s retro revival – cold colour in winter is, after all, the ultimate no-fuss way to make an impact. Whilst a frosty hue offers something particularly memorable, as does a daring play on shape. Plunging necklines make the strongest statement and add depth to an otherwise sleek silhouette.

A TOUCH OF SPARKLE

A TOUCH OF SPARKLE
Whilst hyper-shine fabrications hold eternal after-dark relevance, it’s muted iterations that steal the spotlight for now and put an elegant spin on the look. Delicate beading adds a touch of sparkle to a little black dress, emphasising the power of quiet sophistication and its relevance not just now but for many-a future party season.

POWER PLAY

POWER PLAY
Get swept away by evening’s high-octane glamour as fashion looks to the 1970s for influence. There’s a jumpsuit for every dress code and it’s wide-legged tailoring and slashed one-shoulder necklines that make a particularly strong statement after dark. Effortless, elegant and altogether striking, this is a look that fuses a vintage influence with a touch of the contemporary.

Discover more at reiss.com and make this Christmas, the most glamorous Christmas of all.

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