With the slight peek of a frilled pie-crust collar and a little hazy lighting, our first teeny-tiny glimpse of Alexa Chung's Archive collection for M&S was already exciting enough. But on the eve of London Fashion Week, she debuted the entire line to the British fashion press (as well as her parents; her little bro took up the DJ decks), and it's safe to say the following: Our shopping lists are long and our elbows are sharpened—and now the collection is finally available in stores and online.
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Alexa Chung wearing the Archive collection along with her models.
The premise of the line—in case you've been living against your will under a rock and have missed this vital piece of wardrobe information—is that the leggy style muse delved into the mega M&S archive, curating a selection of vintage pieces to be remade into a modern-day collection. So each of the pieces tells a story, from the nightie that's been transformed into something appropriate for day to the pleated school skirt reborn.
Alexa is a girl who knows her A-line shifts from her bell-bottoms, but what exactly caught her eye in the high-street store's back catalogue? Keep scrolling to see the key items you can buy now…