The second lot is here - and we want it ALL.
She’s the girl who launched a thousand copycats (and then some) and went from T4 to haute couture. She’s Alexa Chung, and her second collection for M&S has finally arrived.
Alexa’s first foray into the Marks and Spencer archive produced piecrust collar blouses, classic trench coats and Chelsea boots. It also created a suitable amount of hysteria (largely within the Look office, granted) and some rather frantic trips to our local M&S.
Thus, when news broke of a second instalment, the palpitations began once again. Gone are the cardigans and ballet flats from round one and, in their place, heaps of velvet, lashings of leopard print, satin shirts and polka dot frocks.
While the Victoriana blouse sold out within the first day back in April, this season’s stand-out buy looks to be the vinyl coat, debuted by Alexa herself at LFW. There’s also the fluffy, zip-up jacket that appeared on her Insta a few weeks ago, not to mention velvet suits, perfect V-neck knits and check overcoats.
Our verdict? We all really, really, REALLY, like it.