British brand Next celebrates Christmas 2012 with glimmer, shimmer and a nod to heritage, plus its own clever take on all that's new and noteworthy. From head turning eveningwear to cosy PJs, perfect presents to personal indulgences, Next will have something for everyone.
Wondering what to wear for the party season? For women, Next makes a compelling pattern play in winter florals, lace and lavish embellishment. The key mood is gothic and the colour to court is purple. Faux fur coats, spectacular earrings, studded clutches, alluring evening dresses, together with bejeweled shoes give any woman her very own red carpet moment.
For country house weekends the prints to prize are heritage inspired geometrics adorned upon everything from pretty blouses to key trousers looks. And the must have garment to keep out the Winter chill are Next's coats and knits gilded with military swagger.
Guys will look good on any dance floor in Next's velvet jackets over floral or paisley patterned shirts. Or they can choose between contrast detailed tonic tailoring and Next's latest take on the classic tux. Between times they can play country gent in elbow-patched tweed men's blazers, checked shirts and woollen ties - to which brogues add the perfect footnote.
It's all about the big blue - as boys and girls of all ages work shades from cobalt to navy with splashes of seasonal red (of course!), rich honey and chestnut tones. Think practical all-weather, all-terrain layers; mix quilts, plaids, bold stripes, and retro fairisle patterns.
Older boys riff a boy-band-look with jackets, trousers and skinny-fit jersey tops in on-trend shapes or, shirts colour-blocked in shades of teal and mulberry. Girls have their own take on the super-luxe metallics trend, with richly embellished party looks in old gold and tarnished bronze.