Yesterday I tootled on down to London to check out Internacionale's SS13 collections. Internacionale is one of my favourite highstreet stores, so I was so excited to see what they're bringing out for next season! And I wasn't disappointed. They showed 6 different collections in total, alongside their teens range, Sophie, and the beauty products that they stock instore from BeautyUK. Also, everything is under £50 - when you see these photos you won't believe it! Here's some photos of each collection and a little about what I made of them.
I'm not usually a fan of fringing, but I love the pleather fringed skirt here - what a brilliant statement piece! The handkerchief print collar on this tunic / dress also really stood out to me, collar detailing is still very prominent throughout several of these collections.
There was a real mix of delicate fabrics and statement denim pieces in Viva Mexicana - the detailing on some of these pieces is insane!! I really couldn't believe they were under £50. The monochrome striped skirt is one of my favourite pieces from the SS13 releases I saw - the texture of the fabric adds to it's edginess too.
This was probably my favourite collection! I loved the pastel pink shades (yes.. I'm getting into pink, it's a strange one for me!) and all the the textures. The flower skirt in the bottom image looks like a really unique piece and I'm still loving the shirt and jumper combo, so I wanted to sneak the pink jumper and floral shirt on the front of the rail back home with me! Collars were key here too.
There was a real hit of sea blue here and a sports luxe feel with some nice pops of fluro shades too. The peplum (now known to me as the worlds best food baby hiding top) is still around - yes! And these cute little rucksacks are too, I love the rose gold hardware on this one. There was a gorgeous blue and pink tie dye jumper here too - you can just about see it in the first image.
It's a toss up between Treasure Island and Rose Garden in terms of my favourite overall collection actually! The khaki, nude and silver tones in Treasure Island are beautiful. The cropped khaki jacket is something I've not seen before and it looks perfect for the hotter months. alongside the Viva Mexicana skirt these embellished shorts are my favourites! Although I think I might need a bit of a tan before I buy them!
There were plenty of ethnic prints in Ibiza Rocks, the top image shows a nice twist on the current military jacket trend that makes it summer-suitable. As you can probably guess, there were plenty of holiday-suitable pieces here: loose fitting trousers, sheer kaftans / maxi dresses and lightweight tops and beaded dresses.
I had a cheeky look at the teens range, Sophie, too as I can sometimes squeeze into the 15 year old clothing. I loved the bags and scarves here. There's a younger twist on some key trends in the women's range - for example, a fluro cardi with smiley faces, motif prints on tees and so on.
BeautyUK, a beauty and cosmetics company stocked by Internacionale, have a new range - Posh Polish, which consists of metallic and glitter polishes. I was lucky enough to receive Olympic Silver in my goodie back - so I'll let you know how I get on with that. I find their nail varnishes to be some of the best I've ever tried, they're really affordable too - I think they're about £2.50. They were offering nail art (bottom left of image) that corresponded with each collection. I just went for a manicure with their 'Mauve' varnish, which is gorgeous!
So, that's it! There's a sneaky peek at the SS13 collection at Internacionale. I also just want to say thanks to Internacionale as this was my first time attending a fashion related press day and what a super one it was!
What's your favourite collection? Have you spotted anything you'll be buying for SS13?