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This summer’s art prints’ continue into AW14, the patterns inspired by modernist painters – colorful abstracts and painted textures on beautiful silks and viscose.

BLURRED JEWEL

This futuristic print has been hand-painted and digitally augmented with Persian rose and magenta providing a captivating colour palette. Find it on our silk front tee, coming soon.

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A vintage print, we have updated the original pattern with a refined colour palette and a distinctively modern feel. Find it as a painted tee and pencil skirt.

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NEON CHECK

Inspired by the catwalk, this digital print has a neutral khaki base interspersed with pops of neon to bring to life a modern check; a key trend this season.

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BLUE DEPTHS

This 50s vintage print has been hand-painted onto silk and woven into the collection in the form of an elegant dresspencil skirt and silk top.

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FALLING FLOWER

We hand-painted this print onto silk and bleached out the pattern to create a contemporary ditzy floral.

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Step into autumn with our Pixie Chelsea Boot. It’s a sleek and modern version of a classic style, but we wanted to know the story behind the British roots of this well-loved shoe.

The Chelsea boot dates back to the 1830’s and was formerly known as the paddock boot. Distinguished by the tight fit, elastic side and heel tab, the sturdy but lightweight boot was worn by the equestrian crowd.  Even Queen Victoria wore hers quite frequently, with her bootmaker J Sparkes-Hall even commenting that, “She [The Queen] walks in them daily and thus gives the strongest proof of the value she attaches to the invention.”

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Fast forward to mid-way through the 20th century. King’s Road in West London is home to a group of burgeoning beatniks, fashion designers, young artists, musicians and more. Infamously known as the ‘Chelsea Set’, they became synonymous with a new lifestyle and way of dressing. The gentlemen of this crowd were quite fond of the Paddock boot and thus, the ‘Chelsea’ boot was born.

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Our Pixie Chelsea Boot is a whimsical take on the classic style. Crafted from supple calf leather, the boots are soft and add an element of interest with perforated detailing. Snug yet undeniably comfortable, our Chelsea Boot is featured in sand and black and is sure to be a favorite in your autumn wardrobe. How do you wear your chelsea boots? 

We’ve crafted a confident and effortless collection for the season ahead, weaving in trends that have been carefully selected and will last the test of time. Our prints continue to be inspired by modernist painters and our fabrics have a luxurious tactility to them, creating heart-racing products that truly captivate the imagination… 

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THE INSPIRATION

This season sees us explore new horizons as we anchor some of Europe’s most sensational cities at the heart of our AW14 collection. We explore left bank Paris with its vibrant art scene and La Parisienne’s thrown-together chic, urban, gritty Berlin with a deeper colour palette and a more autumnal feel and the breathtakingly beautiful frozen city of Reykjavik.

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THE COLOUR PALETTE

The colour palette for Paris has denim at its heart, with various shades of blues, exciting splashes of vermillion-red and accessories in warm tannery shades. In our Berlin story we chose deep cobalt blues with an occasional petrol hue and autumnal greens interspersed with highlights of mustard. For Reykjavik we opted for a colour palette of greys, neutrals, winter whites and accents of soft aqua blue and pale dusty pink.

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THE FABRIC

This season we’ve used luxury yarns like mohair and boucle, which are incredibly soft to touch and evoke a fur-like quality. You’ll also see (and feel) silky soft cashmere, fine gauge merino, loop back wools and velvet. There’s statement leather for edge and cosy knitted sheepskin for comfort and indulgence, all wrapped up in one cosy package.

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With our season launch just weeks away there’s not long to wait before you can get up close and personal with our best collection yet. In the meantime, shop pre-season.

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We’re indulging in sale for a bit longer this season and we wanted to give you an inside look into the blogger edit of our sale styles by none other than  Kayley from Sidewalk Ready. We love Kayley’s style and we’re over the moon that she’s relocated from the Midwest to sunny, sunny Los Angeles. Enjoy her list of our summer steals and indulge before the sale ends!

The Blogger Edit

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Deep Pink Silk Cami

Was $65, now $28.

“Such a pretty stand-alone or layering piece.”

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Tea Rose Dress.

Was $238, now $65.

“Adorable for a casual, day off or to a wedding. Versatile and classic. Can’t be beat!”

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Daisy Sandal.

Was $149, now $74.

“The beaded details make these perfect for spicing up a simple outfit.”

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Aztec Silk Print Dress.

Was $195, now $75.

One of my favorite Jigsaw patterns. I love the modern print on such a luxury fabric!

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Silk Bomber Jacket.

Was $275, now $96.

Wear this with jeans, shorts, slacks, a dress, and keep it forever. It’s that good.

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Maria Sandal.

Was $235, now $90

I really can’t think of a day that I wouldn’t want to wear these.

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Cotton Slouchy Stripe Sweater.

Was $85, now $59.

Will stripes ever go out of style? I certainly hope not. This slouchy sweater is perfect.

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Rice Stitch Tab Drape Cardigan.

Was $175, now $87.

I already know this goes with everything. Why? Because I have it in black and can’t get enough.

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Daisy Jacquard Pintuck Top.

Was $145, now $72.

I think this color looks good on every skin tone. Really.

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Tano Here Lies Love Bag.

Was $78, now $54.

Wear with your black shoes, your brown shoes, your nude shoes, your white shoes – you get the idea.

Tuesdays can be a bit of a drag. We put some pep into our day with a calm and collected playlist. This week we’re showcasing some fresh and exciting talent from across the pond as a tribute to our British roots. An office favorite is surely the soulful crooning of Sam Smith. We’re also extremely excited to see how George Ezra’s career pans out with the instant classics “Budapest” and “Did You Hear The Rain?” However, we can’t forget about some of our favorites like Ellie Goulding and Ed Sheeran.

Pop in your headphones, indulge and unwind. We invite you to explore.