Ted Baker Womenswear Sally Trousdale February 11, 2018 Ladies Fashion TED BAKER SS18 WOMENSWEAR: IN THE PALACE GARDENS Blending an eclectic mix of tradition and opulence with fresh, contemporary silhouettes, Ted’s womenswear for the season takes its lead inspiration from the majesty of British royal palaces and their magnificent outdoor wonderlands. With graceful elegance and a gilt-edged approach to detail (plus a penchant for a languorous afternoon nap al fresco), the season allows the softer side of stately to shine brightly amid a blossoming garden. Co-ordinated tonal dressing and colour blocking are set to rule Ted’s palace, in fresh, prim shades of rhubarb pink, mint green, and imperial yellow, or richer, more illustrious jewel tones of rust, teal, and antique gold. Florals are of course resplendent, updated with bold photographic prints such as ‘Chatsworth’ and the bright mix of geometric chevrons and blooming florals found in ‘Palace Gardens’. Full skirts and splendid dresses combine sculptural silhouettes with elongated yet flattering cuts. Asymmetric shapes, soft frill details and elegant pleating run throughout the collection, adding a touch of regal drama. This feeling is reinforced with lavish satins and lustrous jacquards which contrast with delicate lace and fluid chiffons for a stately yet modern quality. Renowned for being the king of detail, Ted has applied his all-seeing eye to soft scalloped trims, appliquéd flowers, and ruffles, intricate embroidery on print, and elaborate embellishment alike for a truly grandiose finish. The noble pearl is seen throughout the collection, from cuffs, collars and trims to eminent eveningwear for an impressive finishing flourish. When it comes to accessories, pearls continue their reign, while signature prints from the collection are also translated into bags and footwear to complete the co-ordinated dressing message. Key handbag styles are updated with textured, embossed bow-detail hardware while evening bags are crafted from sumptuous leather with an oversize bow detail that’s designed to make a grandiose statement. Visit Browns Beverley and Gainsborough to shop the Ted Baker Womenswear collection.