My inspiration for this collection was the Queen of the Côte d'Azur – Brigitte Bardot. Her iconic 1960's seaside style is the epitome of effortless beauty. Brigitte owned the off the shoulder look, and this is featured this season in various shades.
Along with off the shoulder sweaters, you'll find lots of boat necks and frills in ice cream and candy shades of blue, mint green, petal pink and sunray yellow.
Our Scottish cashmere knits are a perfect weight for the summer months. Corina Gaffey styled our lookbook and has showcased how each piece can be worn casually with a great pair of summer shorts when the sun is out - or alternatively with a pair of heels or a great skirt for more formal occasions.
We were delighted to be featured in November's issue of Image Magazine. Beautifully styled by Catherine Condell.
Our second collection was inspired by a trip to the Burren last year. I was blown away by the floral diversity in the region and the array of stunning colours. The cashmere pieces feature botany green, moon dust grey, turmeric, beetroot, dawn pink and shawl. This season the theme is relaxed glamour as I wanted to introduce pieces that can be worn on an evening out. I created a range of cashmere dresses and I also added tulle skirts, tops and dresses which can be layered over or under the cashmere for extra special occasions.
Unusual block colour combinations feature strongly in the collection. I adore combining shades that are not normally seen together. Knitting with cashmere of this quality enables me to use colours with great depth and vibrancy and gives me the freedom to create exactly the pieces I want. Each one is timeless and if cared for and worn with love can last a lifetime.
Much of this season was inspired by a trip I took to Amsterdam. Strolling around the canals, I fell in love with the laid-back style of the city's residents. The Great Dutch artists used dark saturated tones, deep blues, ochre and dark jade greens with highlighting glints of pearly grey and mousy tones.
The designs include a relaxed v-back jumper in jade green with ochre cuff trim, an over sized scarlet red v-neck jumper, a boatneck jumper with colour blocking in taupe, cream and grey and a fuchsia pink dress with a deep jewel tone of purple trim cuff. I adore colour and combining unusual colour combinations and knitting in this beautiful cashmere allows me the freedom to create exactly the pieces I want. Each piece is timeless and if cared for and worn with love can last a lifetime with many a story to tell.