A couple of weeks ago, I popped over to Soho to have a preview of Rare‘s Autumn/Winter 2011 collection. Regular readers will know that I adore Rare for their comfy, easy to wear casuals as well as the head-turning dresses in the Opulence range. The brand is really developing their signature: florals, prints, pleating and texture. I was glad to see the Autumn/Winter collection steers clear of depressing dark colours and injects some fun, colour and pretty, pretty prints to brighten up the darker months. Pleating, plaiting and embellishment are the pretty cherry on top of a beautifully girly cake.