Being kind to yourself and others feels more important than ever, and with this latest collaboration, you can extend this philosophy to your clothes.
Led by sustainability guru and creative director Amy Powney, Mother of Pearl is the London-based label creating contemporary fashion while protecting people and planet in the process. The John Lewis & Partners + Mother of Pearl collaboration is testament to this thoughtful approach, utilising Amy’s expert knowledge of raw materials and conscious manufacturing to produce a fully traceable collection that celebrates creativity with purpose.
All fabrics used are either TENCEL™ or 100% organic cotton. A favourite at Mother of Pearl, TENCEL™ is derived from renewable wood sources that come from sustainably managed forests. ‘The fibre is created in a closed loop production process, so the waste water is recycled and fewer chemicals are required during manufacture,’ explains Amy. ‘The trees are managed under strict regulations to make sure there is no harm to our planet.’
“John Lewis is a company committed to sustainability, making it a perfect partner for Mother of Pearl’s first high-street collection.”
Amy Powney-Creative Director – Mother Of Pearl Johnlewis.com
All images from johnlewis.com and the collection is available now online.
Prints and patterns are sure to instantly bring personality into your home and at the moment we are spending a lot of time in our houses staring at the same four walls. For a look that is sure to stand the test of time its best to choose a design in calming calming, natural colours; florals and botanicals work really well. Don’t be afraid to make a statement through, below is a beautiful collection from Cole and Son inspired bu Seville. Feast your eyes on the below.
Spanning over two millennia of royal heritage and a plethora of cultural fusions, the Andalusian capital of Seville is a captivating testament to the city’s lineage of diverse settlers. From its Phoenician foundation to Roman rule, and centuries of Islamic dynasties and Christian Castilian conquerors, came waves of unique crafts and traditions leaving an indelible mark upon the Iberian city port. SEVILLE captures all the ebullience of southern Spain.
We predict that consumers will be more cautious going forward and prints will need to be very commercial and trans-seasonal. Purchasers will look for items that can bridge several environments to move from lock down leisurewear into “Casual Chic”. GNO and partying are still a good way off so we need to design sensibly. The gradual return to the outside world will warrant some wardrobe investment. Print choice will become a crucial element in design to ensure an appropriate and desirable piece of clothing. See our selection from Sublitex.
Hayley Menzies is a London-based contemporary luxury label specialising in silk, knitwear and lasting treasures made for life’s refined rebels.
In 2011, Hayley Menzies set up a stall in Portobello Market selling vintage fashion and handmade recycled fur scarves. Her sharp edits amassed a fast and loyal following of stylish women who inspired Hayley to set up her own brand. Through intuition and passion Hayley conceptualised her brand, a contemporary womenswear brand made for life’s refined rebels. Hayley Menzies is now stocked in over 100 stores in 17 countries worldwide.
Head over to the website to view the full collection, below are a few of our favourites!
The ‘throwback trend’ that is tie dye has made a resurgence again for summer in a new and exciting way. Many of these traditional techniques and effects have been applied to denim for a fun and youthful feel as well as the more sophisticated flowing feminine dresses.
The Scottish designer who is trading in fashion for furniture!
Having stepped back from the whirlwind that is the fashion calendar, Jonathan Saunders is returning to his first love with a collection of minimalist furniture.
A graphic but spare line of wood, metal and resin furniture, isn’t so much a departure for the Scottish fashion designer as a return. After graduating from the master’s program at London’s Central Saint Martins school in 2003, he designed prints for Alexander McQueen. From there, he consulted for Christian Lacroix at Pucci and simultaneously launched his own namesake line. The following year, he took the role as chief creative officer at Diane von Furstenberg, where he brought his amazing eye for unusual color and print combinations.
Much like the color-blocked suiting and shift dresses he became known for, each of the 15 pieces in his debut collection of furniture, called Saunders, are experiments in color theory and geometry.
“A few years ago, I decided to do something that felt personal, in a field where I could design with enough time to develop ideas. I’d always wanted to learn more about certain traditional techniques, stemming from my experience in Textile design. An example of this is marquetry, where its craftspeople are dying out. I wanted to use it in a modern way. All the pieces explore the relationships colors have with each other. Rhythms of Color, as I like to call it.”
Images from trendland.com and instagram.com/saundersstudio
The collection launches with a series of images by French photography duo, Image Group (c/o Parent Global).
Creative Direction and Brand Identity by Jonny Lu Studio.