At a time when good fabric and excellent finish are overlooked and undervalued, our pieces stand out – and last a lifetime. Fabrics are chosen for their weight, their quality, their feel, their ability to fall and fold beautifully.
This season, we have returned to one of Italy’s most renowned mills to source double face crepe, constructed with two layers, so no lining is required, and where there are linings, they are 100% Italian silk.
High quality printed silks developed in Northern Italy are embellished using delicate beading. Luxurious Italian knits return. A nod to our inspiration of the season the Lydia blazer is a intricately woven jacquard heart fabric, styled below with our Aimee silk blouse and gorgeous Storm trousers with velvet pipping.
Linton, based in Carlisle has a longstanding tradition of creating beautiful novelty fabrics handwoven to this day for their initial strike off. It has always been a first port of call when we start a new collection. Established in 1912, Linton has an extensive client portfolio when you consider the brands they work alongside including some of the worlds most prestigious French and Italian fashion houses. Their use of multiple threads and different tension mechanisms create the texture and unique novelty feel to the fabric. The season our Connie Blazer and Ellie cape are created using Parisian fabrics exclusively woven for our AW 20 collection.
Louise Kennedy at Linton.
With a narrow fitted bodice, flattering round neckline and a delicate fluted sleeve cuffs, the Eloise Blouse (above) is both elegant and sophisticated. The Eloise is a gorgeous silk georgette in vibrant pink inspired by our love of colour.
Finally, can we wish you all a safe and happy time in the months ahead. Who knew we would be heading into the Autumn with so many changes to our lives? We also want to send love and appreciation to our craftsmen and women in Italy, France, Portugal, and India who help us each season produce such beautiful garmets.