Today - October 15 - sees the launch of the ‘Wonders of Autumn’ campaign from McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Bridgend, running until November 2.

The outlet has teamed up with established set and costume designer Ruth Stringer and fashion students from the University of South Wales, to bring the centre’s new autumn fashions to life.

The Wonders of Autumn campaign heralds the “Perfect 10”; the irresistible, must-have pieces essential for this season’s styling. Ruth’s exhibition celebrates AW hero product, using the little black dress, the must-have handbag, the pair of jeans and the cosy chunky knit.

The exhibition brings to life the notion of the ‘wonders of autumn’ in a sculptural installation reminiscent of a woodland scene with Ruth having taken inspiration from the colours, textures and rustic shapes of autumn. Ruth is an established set and costume designer who worked with a host of renowned companies including National Theatre Wales and The Royal Court Theatre.

Richard Garratt, Centre Manager at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Bridgend, says: “This season McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Bridgend is celebrating the wonders of an autumn wardrobe.

"We are thrilled to welcome Ruth into the outlet to bring this message to life, and we couldn’t be happier to offer this invaluable work experience to the students of the University of South Wales.”

Ruth Stringer, Creative Set and Costume Designer, says, “For me, autumn is the season to sit up and take notice of nature. I wanted to create an installation that celebrates the notion of savouring the moment.

"I am absolutely thrilled to be collaborating with McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Bridgend on their Wonders of Autumn venture and to be supported by such dedicated, talented students from the University of South Wales.

James Brown, Fashion Marketing & Retail Design Lecturer at University of South Wales, added, "Working collaboratively with Ruth Stringer and McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Bridgend will give the students a unique taste of the industry they are passionately pursuing for their career."

The UK wide campaign is fronted by best friends and style heroes Laura Jackson and Alice Levine, who offer McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Bridgend shoppers their unique, personal advice on those much coveted wardrobe staples.

A variety of McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Bridgend’s leading brands have created exclusive products to further celebrate the new season.