For our most recent Styling Conversations, we share key pieces from our Summer collection, Elemental Compositions. Loose silhouettes for bright days are realised in sunbleached shades, vibrant tie-dye patterns and botanical checks.
Presenting their favourite pieces, Laura Shippey, our Head of Design, and Nikki Sher, Head of Menswear and Buying, discuss how they would wear each look. Demonstrating a considered approach to colour and texture and using a range of garments from the collection, the outfits presented are versatile, working to a range of proportions and silhouettes.
From easy culottes and ruffled tops to lightweight dresses tie-dyed by artisans in Ivory Coast, Laura and Nikki provide guidance and tips, giving you the confidence to invent unique, comfortable and creative combinations for everyday wear.
Join them as they talk through each outfit, alongside Katrin Wedepohl from our London, Islington shop, Rossella Moscino from our London, Richmond shop and Poppy Bell from our London, Chelsea shop.
Laura wears our Pintuck Organic Poplin Dress and Hereu Alber Sport Loafers, while Nikki wears our Dry Organic Cotton Jersey Shirt, Cotton Poplin Easy Pleated Trousers and Fracap Ola Sandals. Hereu works with local Spanish artisans to help preserve traditional craftsmanship, while Fracap is a family-run business based in a small town in Puglia.
Key pieces include a breezy dress crafted from lightweight cotton tie-dyed by artisans in Ivory Coast, supported by entrepreneur Mariama Camara. Each pattern is unique, inspired by fabrics Mariama’s great-grandmother used to make in the Kindia region of Guinea. Laura and Nikki also share a shirt coming soon, which is crafted from unique ikat fabric. The weavers work under master artisan Bikshapati Kolaan in the village of Yellanki in Andhra Pradesh. He has been weaving for over 40 years, following the path of his father. The cotton yarns are carefully bound and dyed to create the pattern, then handwoven to create a soft fabric.
Nikki (above, right) is 5’5 and wears size 8, Laura (above, left) is 6’ and wears size 8, Katrin is 5’7 and wears size 8, Rossella is 5’5 and wears size 8, and Poppy (above, centre) is 5’6 and wears size 8.
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