The Autumn/ Winter 2013 collection from Marks & Spencer has certainly shaken things up.  The new Style Director, ex-Jaeger Belinda Earls, has re-invigorated the womenswear offering with the British retailer's most directional collection for years.

black mesh top tuxedo detail dress

The collections are split into capsules called Modern Elegance, London Calling, Wild Opulence, Femme Fatale and Dark Drama featuring chic workwear, modern LBDs, big statement jewellery, clean 60s-style monochrome, opulent brocade, 40s-inspired tweed tailoring, oxblood red, party season sequins, electric blue, bold animal print, 80s-style punky tartans and checks, soft suede, glossy leather and feminine, fluffy mohair knitwear.  Here are a few of my favourite pieces; I'll certainly be picking up a few when they hit stores.

navy blue suede and black croc boxy handbag

rich reds, checks and layered knitwear

neon yellow and crystal earrings

studded navy jumper and cobalt blue midi skirt

1940s-style grey tweed suit with fur collar and red leather gloves

Chloe Susanna boots-inspired studded, buckle shoe boot

opulent materials and fur trims in the Speziale Per Una line

colourful drop earrings

the eighties punk-inspired collection

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up-and-coming singer Lulu James closed the event with a belting set