- ‘Karen’ range: New Wolford designs featuring looser cuts
- Gloss style: surprising combination of textures and prints
The Wolford classics in the 2014/15 autumn/winter collection have undergone a marked and visible makeover in the form of a new, loosely falling silhouette, which will always flatter the wearer as a result of an off-the-shoulder style, casual necklines and flowing materials. The interplay of matt and shimmer generates striking visual highlights and adds a modern note to the monochrome mix. Decorative polka dot patterns and lacquered details create stylish surprises alongside softly draping fabrics.
This winter, Wolford is combining modern casual style with perfect comfort – without foregoing irresistibly feminine touches. This is showcased to particular effect in the ‘Karen’ range: wonderfully draped fabrics and clever darts accentuate the wearer’s silhouette to its best advantage.
With a casual fit, slightly off-the-shoulder style and a wide neckline, the ‘Karen’ pullover, sleeveless ‘Karen’ string body and long-sleeved ‘Karen’ body open up a new facet to the Wolford collection. This easy-going elegance is highlighted with the monochrome autumn look, which looks great when several items are teamed together.
The ‘Karen’ dress also shows off the irresistible magic of the flattering material. The knee-length dress features a loosely fitting top with a crew neck and slightly off-the-shoulder style, which flows into a draped skirt, creating an irresistible empire-line look. The roll-neck ‘Karen’ pullover, which stands out straight away as a fashionable extra thanks to its slightly shimmering, gathered cuffs, and the short-sleeved ‘Karen’ shirt both make the most of the sleek beauty of the material. As all Karen items are double-stitched, only a minimum of seams are visible, which further underlines the range’s minimalist style.
Loosely draped, two-tone cuts
The ‘Reversa’ pullover is ideal for creating a versatile, two-in-one look and is made from the same material as the ‘Karen’ collection: two different-coloured layers of silky-smooth materials are stitched together in such a way that the item can be worn with either side facing out. Open-cut edging and a minimum of visible seams create a sleek effect, while overlapping fabrics result in a lovely interplay of colours. This makes the jumper the ideal part of your work, travel or leisure wardrobe.
The ‘Lisa’ skirt, available in classic black or in a bright berry red, will attract attention as a fantastic complement to the jumper. Smooth viscose yarn provides exceptional comfort, which is particularly welcome when the weather turns chilly. Whether you wear it in the office or on casual occasions, this skirt always fits the bill.
Gloss style: interplay between matt and gloss
This autumn, the Wolford silhouette will be created by surprising print and texture combinations as well as the interplay between matt and gloss, where stretchy, soft viscose jersey takes centre stage.
The most exciting facets of the colour black that Wolford has to offer are featured in the ‘Fabienne’ range. The short ‘Fabienne’ cardigan with its striking vinyl zip and imprinted glossy polka dots isn’t just stylishly chic, it’s also extraordinarily comfortable, thanks to the stretchy viscose jersey. This cardigan creates style for every occasion, whether combined to create a casual, chic look with jeans or a sophisticated, elegant outfit when worn with the matching ‘Fabienne’ pencil skirt.
The ideal addition to the ‘Fabienne’ ensemble is the classic ‘Amsterdam’ pullover, which has a dazzlingly seductive effect thanks to its sheer material teamed with a stand-up collar. A decorative bra, such as the ‘Tulle Cup’ bra, completes the look. As well as its perfect appearance, this bra scores highly on comfort, as its seamless, velvety edging is wonderfully soft on the skin.
Boldly patterned stay-ups are not essential, but look perfect with the glossy style: for example, the ‘Niki’ stay-ups whose miniature chequered design resembles an elegant chessboard. The effects of the ‘Fabienne’ tights with their glossy black appliquéd polka dots create numerous small, shimmering highlights which are not to be missed. In addition, the opaque, warming velvet material is beautifully soft on the skin – perfect for cool autumn and winter days.
The ‘Olivia’ tights feature the combination of a stay-up look and a polka dot design, as well as an additional extravagant surprise: the pattern ends at stay-up height in a woven band shaped like a bow.
Back in black
Wolford is back in black with its gloss style for winter days thanks to the ‘Jade’ skirt, whose glossy vinyl zip is the ultimate eye-catcher. This can be worn in front or at the back and opened to different lengths, drawing the eye to your legs when wearing this slim-fit pencil skirt. Whether worn modestly with a closed zip in the office or with a high slit for after-work cocktails, the wearer is sure to get plenty of attention. The stretchy viscose jersey, which gently caresses your figure, ensures maximum comfort.
The same comfort feature can be found in the knee-length ‘Jade’ dress, where the vinyl zip creates a shimmering highlight on the back of the dress. The feminine cut and numerous styling options for this dress – e.g. with scarves and belts from our Accessories range – guarantee that you step out in style.
Legwear-lovers don’t have to forego this stylish look either: the opaque ‘Jade’ leggings are made from the same stretchy viscose jersey and can be worn as trousers as they do not feature a gusset. Their extra features include a stirrup and vinyl zip fastener which accentuate the ankle, whilst fine stitching runs elegantly down the centre of the front of the leg.
The ‘Holly’ dress is a real multi-talent when it comes to styling. It stands out thanks to the gently draped viscose material, comfortably loose fit and casual patch pockets. The zip, which runs to the centre of the shoulders, rounds off the fresh design. And whether you wear it with classic or striking patterned tights, your legs will be the attractive focus of this style. Wolford’s matching ‘Holly’ leggings, made from the same comfort material, add another stylish item to the collection.
For polka dot fans, we recommend the ‘Olivia’ pullover, featuring a roll-neck and soft knitted material, adding a fresh kick to any autumn outfit – available in berry red, bison brown and cobalt blue to match our trend collection.
Wolford Accessories: the icing on the cake for any woman’s wardrobe
Matching accessories with a variety of enticing details create the finishing touch for Wolford’s autumn/winter trends. The days are getting shorter and the weather is getting cooler, thus making a scarf an essential item. The ‘Rosalie’ scarf, which combines all the seasonal red shades, provides rosy highlights on grey days. Straight to the point, the ‘Olivia’ scarf elegantly completes any outfit. Whilst the reverse of this light scarf is smooth and plain, velvety, shimmering polka dots decorate the upper surface.
Luxurious elegance thanks to a large-scale, gently shimmering floral pattern, paired with a silky-soft Modal and cashmere blend: the ‘Belinda’ scarf tastefully combines all the features desired for an attractive autumn shawl. A delicate carmelian orange, strong berry red and deep cobalt blue make up the colour palette.
Our belts continue the gloss style theme: the ‘Fabienne’ waist belt gives every outfit a touch of modern elegance thanks to its geometric design of matt and gloss sections. The front features a simple black, glossy clasp at the centre, whilst the wide elastic waistband at the back creates a comfortable fit.
Photo downloads: © Pictures: Wolford Aktiengesellschaft (can be used up to and including 10/2018)
Karen Pullover: http://service.wolford.com/download/press/aw1415/trend/59789.zip
Karen String Body: http://service.wolford.com/download/press/aw1415/trend/79076.zip
Reversa Pullover: http://service.wolford.com/download/press/aw1415/trend/59792.zip
Fabienne Cardigan: http://service.wolford.com/download/press/aw1415/trend/59796.zip
Fabienne Skirt: http://service.wolford.com/download/press/aw1415/trend/59797.zip
Amsterdam Pullover: http://service.wolford.com/download/press/essentials/58144.zip
Fabienne Tights: http://service.wolford.com/download/press/aw1415/trend/14420.zip
Holly Leggings: http://service.wolford.com/download/press/aw1415/trend/19150.zip
Olivia Pullover: http://service.wolford.com/download/press/aw1415/trend/58223.zip
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About Wolford Aktiengesellschaft:
Wolford AG, headquartered in Bregenz on Lake Constance (Austria), operates 16 subsidiaries and markets ist products in about 70 countries via more than 260 monobrand stores (own and partner-operated), approximately 3,000 trading partners and online. The Austrian company, which has been publicly listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since 1995, generated sales of EUR 156.47 million in the 2012/13 financial year (May 1, 2012–April 30, 2013), and has about 1,600 employees. Since its founding in 1950, Wolford has evolved from a local producer of pantyhose to a global fashion brand in the segment of affordable luxury products.