Reiss get funky for Autum/Winter 2012: Check out the new collection

Seems like a million years ago, but on May 24th (a sweltering day, if you cast your minds back), as well as checking out Danilo Gabrielli’s autumn winter collection, I popped down to the Reiss Building off Oxford Street to drool over the AW12/13 offerings.

And they were delish; Kate Middleton is definitely onto something, although this collection saw something of a departure, with lots of sheer, edgy styles, late 80s and early 90s influenced cuts, contrasting fabrics and dramatic colour. My right hand woman at Style Compare, Steph Turton, has already spilled the beans on the Style Platform blog, but here’s my take on the goodies…

Remember those Made in Chelsea-inspired boucle jackets we were talking about yesterday? This hero jacket from the AW12/13 Collection at Reiss is must-must-have
This is the kind of playful elegance you can expect; the sheer overlay and contrasting “slash-style” body are daring without being OTT
You would need balls to wear these sheer, embellished trousers (if my bum was smaller I so would)
Lots of 90s-inspired, clean, asymmetric lines – and loads of colour – this soft clementine is lush
The strappy shoes work particularly well with all that layering
Love the pairing of this evening gown with a tough biker jacket – i’s the direction Reiss is going in
This dress was one of the highlights for me
Best way to describe the texture of the fabric is that it’s like the softess rubber you have ever come into contact with
Sports luxe inspired it could be the comfiest dress to wear ever – but it looks fierce and fashion-y
This strangely androgynous take on the 80s jumpsuit is a winner
Simple and stunning silver pleats with a crisp white shirt
Another simple look but the colour gives it some edge
Classic Reiss: We could see Kate in this
This is sooo 90s – you can imagine going on a date with Chandler Bing dressed like this, non?
The embellishments really give this otherwise cutesy dress some gusto
The soft, lilac leather was something to behold in the flesh
Accessories were chunky and bling-y
The statement bags were more my cup of tea
Red trilby and green peep toes? Yes purlease
In the dedicated shoes and accessories room we got cheapies over the bags and sky high heels
Simple suede boots get a touch of cool with a studded heel
Zebra bags and monochrome 60s-style heels – with those beautiful emerald green peeptoes again
Even the hot pink heel gets some stud action
And the showstopper: Just how hawt is this leather clad, cut-out heel?
Written by Johanna Payton