SS18/19 - Italian Holiday
Inspiration for this collection came from my dream summer holiday on the islands of Capri and Procida. I followed in the footsteps of Axel Munthe; and the writers Norman Douglas, Graham Greene and the fabulous Shirley Hazzard, and the glitterati: the film star set and the wealthy aristocracy of Europe, who joined the literati here in the 1950s.
As much as possible, I like to use natural fibres. Soft tumble-washed linen is in dresses, jackets and loose pants. Sheer georgette dresses can be underpinned by our plain go-to slip in slinky Italian knit. Every item is great for travel and easy to look after. Some pieces are specifically created as part of our special capsule travel wardrobe.
Many dresses have sleeves and there are plenty of ‘throw-on’ jacket options.
Colours are always flattering. Brights of fregola (strawberry), turquoise, lagoon green and chartreuse with navy. Neutrals are stone, charcoal, denim blue and quartz, plus fresh white and black in prints as well as plains.
I am proud to say that these high quality fabrics are made into garments here in New Zealand, and I am surrounded by a fabulous team who help make this all possible.