Tie Rack: Black Label launch

Tie Rack: Black Label launch

On Thursday I attended Tie Rack's launch event of the new Black Label collection at the Ice Bar in Mayfair.

Launching this autumn, Black Label offers a sophisticated collection of men's and women's accessories at high street prices.  Affordable luxury - the two most celebrated words in fashion, surely?  Certainly in my book.

The collection uses the finest fabrics (silk, cashmere, wool and leather) and the classic colour palette (cream, grey, beige and black with the occasional splash of colour) ensures that it is wearable, timeless and sophisticated.

Canestro Cashmere Scarf

There's an attention to detail which is only seen in premium accessories; cashmere-lined leather gloves, Italian leather handbags lined with a patterned silk print and beautiful handmade silk ties from Como in Italy.

I was given this gorgeous grey Weave Knit Scarf worth £90.  The weave is quite open and loose making it look almost sheer, but as it's made from cashmere it's perfect for keeping warm in the upcoming autumn months. 

Positano Check Men's Silk Tie/ Perla Men's Cufflinks/ Visconti Men's Glasses

The luxurious accessories are ideal for the global business traveller - I can imagine that the Black Label pieces at Heathrow's Terminal 5 will be snapped up straight away, especially the cashmere blankets (perfect for flights) - and suit both a stylish, formal working wardrobe or a classic, smart casual wardrobe and make great failsafe gifts.

If you like understated elegance at accessible price points, this is for you. 

Black Label launches in flagship stores, airports and online in early October 2011