Tactile textures

Ages ago whilst on my S/S press day jaunts I saw the Whistles Spring collection. Amongst the bulging rails there were little gems that my eye gravitated towards. Not least the neon, mid length pleated silk skirt that greeted us, slap bang in the front of the display as we walked through the door. It's on days like these - dreary,wet, damp days - that I look forward to wearing something so bright, light and girly, to lift my spirits.

The place was packed and my photographs are not desirable in any way so I shall post some of my favourites from the look book to inspire you and wish away the rain clouds.

source: whistles photographer: bella howard

In the thick of the press day was Jane Shepherdson, (CEO) who was happily chatting to everyone and answering any questions that needed answering. With each season the brand grows stronger under the creative direction of Jane. Vogue.com think so, and so do the public.

So then to a new idea - pre fall collection-  a new capsule collection. For me its about shape and texture. The fabrics used are really beautiful. Most of my pictures are close ups of details and such because I wanted to stroke all the clothes. Not really that ideal considering Jane and the press team were looking and probably thinking 'has she lost her mind?'.

Embellishment

Spotty silks - ahead of the curve (Marc Jacobs AW11 went bonkers for spots yesterday)

Lace

Chunky knits

Leather trims - on coats, dresses and silk shirts

Quilted leathers

Peek of faux fur on a cardi.

The collection, as a whole I liked, the box dresses (opening image) and ladylike accents. The trims, fabrics and details I loved, to me thats what makes clothes special. Care and attention.