Say hello to 0039 Italy and say hello to colour. A welcome additon to the shopfloor in the middle of January, and one that sets the theme for the season ahead. Here we have a great little collection of shirts, tunics and jumpers, and a label growing in confidence; embracing a stronger pallette, turning out a great printed silk and throwing caution to the wind with our favourite fluoro pink.
Each season our favourite eco fashion pioneers People Tree secure their fashion credentials with the help of a big name designer. For SS13 they've enlisted Danish designer Peter Jensen and we think it has to be their biggest fashion moment yet; a capsule collection of cotton dresses, t-shirts and sweatshirts that are highly wearable, fantastically affordable and unmistakably Jensen.
It might seem crazy and odd, spring arriving in winter, but if you can get your head around it, then there's a lot to love about looking ahead to peeling off those layers. MiH's pre-SS13 collection is just the gentle nudge into the new season we need. Inspired by "the swimming pool blues of the sky" and "inevitable drops of rain as we peer out the window" this earlybird installment features beautiful cotton shirting, loose-fitting cotton/linen vests, boyfriend jeans (we're really excited about) plus a leather jacket and heavy knit to fill in until some warmth returns to the sun.
We promised wonderful things and wonderful things have arrived. In big red hat boxes. Lift the lid and you'll find the results of one rather impressive meeting of millinery minds; Eloise Moody, one of Britain’s most talented milliners and founder of Moody & Farrell, designing exclusively for Christys’. As you might expect, these are hats every bit deserving of their special box; inspired by 60s icons Jane Birkin and Bianca Jagger, based on classic designs with subtle styling and executed in the most beautiful autumnal colours and luxurious wool felt & silk ribbon. Without further hesitation, please admire the Bridget trilby and Ingrid Fedora.
If you missed, or are missing, the amazing accessories bonanza that was our Beck Sondergaard Project then you'll be pleased to know that womenswear has just taken delivery of a rather lovely new Christmas installment from the Danish brand. Get ready for more stars, more stripes, beaded clutches, leather gloves, cosy mittens, Christmas hearts and a warm snow poncho!
Sultry black lace, fitted shirts, sharp little jackets, lurex knits, midnight blue brocade and shoulder zips. Baum und Pferdgarten's winter party is a little bit luxe and a lot rock. It's the invitation we're all hankering after.
No gimmicks or surprises here. Just more immaculately constructed classics from MHL.
This season we're seeing a picture of traditional rural England, all ruddy cheeks and hardy knits.
Margaret’s girl feels very outdoorsy but in a Balmoral fashion. Relaxed slacks and gently pleated knee length skirts are paired with cotton shirts and thick jumpers. Colour is a particular highlight. The staple greys and navys giving way to cornfield yellows, burnt reds and washed out pinks. We even have stripes and a spot of fairisle.
Meanwhile the boys are facing the elements in a navy wool melton hooded jacket and working the land in a heavy duty khaki wool rib sweater and brushed twill utility pant.
Cotton socks. Cashmere socks. Stripey socks. Fairisle socks. Socks for him. Socks for her. Great quality socks from Pantherella. You won't poke your toe through these any time soon.
It's a classic tale. Italian family-run factory manufacturing clothes for everyone else spots a little gap for their own range of failsafe dresses. The kind of dress that you pull out of the wardrobe when your room is strewn with clothes and nothing else seems to work. The kind of dress you don't have to think about or even iron because the super comfortable jersey clings only in the right places and instantly looks great. It's 2(4)1, at your service.
Cash Ca. For great cashmere basics in lovely colours, you simply can't beat them. They wash and wear like no other, and the round neck cardigan wins every time.