Every season we draw inspiration from around the world and across time. From the vibrant colours of pop art to the smudged floral patterns of a rain washed English garden.
One of our most loved inspirations however, is the the timeless beauty of Victorian vintage style. We love this Age of Innocence that works so well for children’s wear.
For Spring Summer 2017 our vintage inspired styles are fashioned from the softest cotton voiles in traditional hues of cream and pale blue grey but we have also created the same styles in hot pink to add interest and a contemporary twist.
Details include sweet dresses for younger girls with fine smocking, embroidered detail and lace trims. We have also designed vintage styles for older girls using beautiful broderie anglaise fabrics with shirred waist detail. Probably our most loved vintage inspired style this season is the best selling Hungary Dress. Based on a stunning but fragile dress we sourced in Portobello Market on one of our many Friday rummages, it is made from pure cotton voile with intricate embroidery and shirred detailing.
Traditionalist will love to team these dresses, tops and skirts with classic Mary Jane shoes but they can equally well be dresses down with a pair of simple, slip on plimsolls.
The soft complexions of babies call for muted colours and delicate details. For Spring Summer 2017 we have created a timeless collection of beautiful cotton baby dresses with fine lace trims and tiny embroidered flowers drawing on the memories that Lucy and I both have of our family hand me down dresses. We like to think that these lovely cotton baby dresses will be loved, worn and endlessly washed before being handed on down through the generations to come.