This season, our talented designer Kate was inspired by the Cornish landscape and the changing seasons, from crisp autumn leaves to late blooming chrysanthemums and delicate blankets of heather. This formed a warm colour palette of rich caramel, deep rubine and winter turquoise teamed with earthy neutrals, perfect for layering as the weather cools.
Further design influence came from geometric Nordic textile design and British folk art, taking note from distinctive William Morris wallpapers and handwoven tapestries.
A visit to Knightshayes Court across the border in Devon, sparked major print inspiration. Knightshayes Court is a rare example of the work of the eccentric and inspiring architect William Burges – often heralded as a key influence in the Arts and Crafts movement. Built for the grandson of pioneer lace-maker John Heathcoat in 1869, the house is an exciting architectural experience, with extraordinary 'medieval' romantic interiors, rich decoration and ceramics. The entire interior of the house is a rampage of eclectic print design, from flamboyant wallpapers to intricate floor tiles and the most decorative of ceilings.
As always, this collection features traditional artisan textile techniques, from delicate embroidery detailing to wonderfully textured handloom fabrics. In embracing the slow fashion movement, we take the time to ensure quality production, to give value to the skilled hands that produce each product, and to contemplate our connection with the environment.
As the countryside mellows into the colours of autumn, this collection is designed to see you seamlessly through the change in seasons, with essential layering items in natural fibres as the weather cools, to luxurious velvet coats and knitwear for when the chill really kicks in.
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