Monsoon was founded in 1973 by Sri Lankan-born Peter Simon. His first store was named so as he was born on a day of heavy monsoonal rain. The very first collections were made in Indian villages using hand-loomed cotton, local crafts and vegetable dyes. Monsoon’s original focus was on clothes with ethnic origins such as India, Afghanistan and the Far East. This continues to be a strong influence on the designs, though today inspiration is drawn from around the world and the in-house designers create collections that are unique and classic pieces that have the Monsoon signature look. Arrayed with clothes ranging from sophisticated evening to casual day wear, Monsoon Children and Monsoon Fusion were later added to the family, and in 2012 the options available were further extended when Monsoon Bridal was launched online.

With 40 years of experience in the fashion industry, Monsoon has remained true to its roots while combining exotic colour, beautiful fabrics and exquisite finishing to ensure a perfect product.

Opened in 1984, Accessorize is devoted to bringing the most exciting and eclectic products to the high street. With its own in-house design team, seasonal themes run through the brand, always presenting an individual take on the latest trends. The product range created at Accessorize is extensive and includes every kind of accessory imaginable.

The Spring/Summer 2014 collection of Monsoon and Accessorize reflects its heritage where chic designs, exuberant and pastel colours with detailed finishing have been utilised to create a distinctive identity.

 

Monsoon Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

DAYWEAR

Monsoon Tiffany Floral Dress

Monsoon Tiffany Floral Dress

Monsoon Sophia Cutwork Dress

Monsoon Sophia Cutwork Dress

Spring dressing takes inspiration from visits to far flung destinations across the globe. Everyday pieces have been lovingly created in Monsoon’s unique heritage prints running from tribal to paisley to florals. Contemporary silhouettes are key whilst artisan techniques bring a touch of difference to each piece.

 Everyday pieces have been lovingly created in Monsoon’s unique heritage prints running from tribal to paisley to florals

Monsoon Originals Rupa

Monsoon Originals Rupa

Monsoon Taylor Embellished Dress

Monsoon Taylor Embellished Dress

 

OCCASIONWEAR

Monsoon occasionwear Originals are a celebration of Maharani Indian heritage craftsmanship. Decadent yet delicate these heavily embellished pieces are pure luxury and set to become future heirlooms. Elsewhere the collection takes on floral, lace and embroidery details adding a fresh feel with new cape and trapeze silhouettes.

Decadent yet delicate these heavily embellished pieces are pure luxury and set to become future heirlooms

Monsoon Bali Print Swimsuit

Monsoon Bali Print Swimsuit

 

BEACH

Celebrate summer by creating an edited holiday wardrobe of pieces in light natural fabrics that are perfect for keeping your cool. Be bold with batik prints in loose shapes, which encapsulate a bohemian mood whilst vivid prints are reflective of exotic climes.

  Celebrate summer by creating an edited holiday wardrobe

Monsoon Iris Bridal Dress

Monsoon Iris Bridal Dress

 

BRIDAL

Fall in love with Monsoon’s romantic and feminine bridal collection. Brides to be are spoilt for choice with Monsoon’s vintage inspired gowns with stunning details from embellishment and beading to delicate tulle layers. Bridesmaid’s dresses and flower girl options are equally pretty with a selection to match all themes for the big day.

Brides to be are spoilt for choice with Monsoon’s vintage inspired gowns with stunning details

 

BRIDESMAID DRESSES

Monsoon Crissy Lace Dress

Monsoon Crissy Lace Dress

Monsoon Effie Lace Dress

Monsoon Effie Lace Dress

Monsoon Mayfly Playsuit

Monsoon Mayfly Playsuit

Monsoon Children Spring/Summer 2014

Little fashionistas are set to make big style statements this season. Wardrobe choices run from bright separates to party dresses, suits and beachwear too, all in the signature Monsoon heritage prints and finishes. Accessories are just as key for mini me’s with a wide selection to complete the look.

 

Accessorize

Spring/Summer collection 2014

Bohemian sundresses in colour explosive prints

Bohemian sundresses in colour explosive prints

 

RIAD

A globally inspired collection fusing a trio of Moroccan, Turkish and Persian heritage looks. The Riad range is delivered alongside modern influencers and locks a grungy ethnic street-style into its DNA. Geometry is key across jewellery and scarf prints, providing a refreshed tribal feel to the collection.

Eye-popping block bright bikinis

Eye-popping block bright bikinis

 

BEACH

Hit the holiday-zone with an inspiring collection of beach-side must-haves. Exclusively designed following inspiration trips to secret souks and Marrakech markets, these beautiful beach threads bring an ethnic revival to the high street.

Angular statement power necklaces

Angular statement power necklaces

 

MARSEILLE

A clean modern focus is punctuated throughout this resort inspired collection. Stripes are partnered with pops of gemstones and bursts of yellow are welcomed into the traditional navy and white naval palette. The vibe is simplicity that can still turn heads.

Sharp totes in vibrant banana hues

Sharp totes in vibrant banana hues

 

MALIBU

A sugar-rush is at the forefront of this sassy sixties story. Powdery pastels and cute candies brings together the cutesy California Girl with a drop of prom glamour and a twist of retro hippy chic. Only for girls who want to have fun!

 

Pouchy clutches scattered in grown-up bling

ORCHID
For unquestionably beautiful accessories with an understated feminine touch, the Orchid Collection is your go-to look. This architectural take on minimal elegance delivers sparkle and sweetness on an unrivalled level. The perfect destination-zone for summer proms and weddings alike.