The Spring season is with us, and its accompanying greenery and flowers is soon to be in full force, so why not celebrate moving out of the bleak, cool-toned Winter and the approaching warmth by adding a splash of bright colour and revitalise your wardrobe. Our new season picks from the best of British bespoke fashion, including soft florals, lightweight fabrics and vivid hues, will be sure to provide you with both inspiration and a joyous mood.
This lightweight trench coat in a beautiful shade of tropical gabardine will add a touch of class to many an outfit. The tonic-coloured cotton twill is woven for weatherproof protection at the Burberry mill, and is tumbled and washed to imbue softness and fluidity. Cut for a relaxed, asymmetric silhouette, the double-breasted calf-skimming design features exaggerated epaulettes and an undulated storm shield for feminine style and much-needed protection from those April showers.
Tropical Gabardine Trench Coat
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A simplistic white dress is made extra-special with stunning ornate embroidered tulle that is framed by decorative scalloped trims. Reminiscent of hazy warm days and the dreamlike aesthetic of Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), this would be a truly wonderful addition to your new season wardrobe. A high-waist panel is placed strategically to lend a flattering, feminine silhouette. The design is fixed to a fitted cotton shirt dress, detailed with a wing collar and double cuffs.
Embroidered Tulle and Cotton Shirt Dress
For those chillier days when you just need another light layer, choose this simple and slim pastel blue sweatshirt that makes a statement from being adorned with floral embroidery.
Embroidered Floral Motif Sweatshirt
Burberry’s Spring season was inspired by the famous curves of the artist Henry Moore’s sculptures. In this piece, a stretch cotton skirt, it has been accented with a print taken from Henry Moore’s drawing ‘Reclining Figure: Bunched’ 1961, chosen from the Henry Moore Foundation archive. This unique inspiration makes for a truly statement design that’ll make you stand out any day of the week.
Reclining Figures: Bunched Print Stretch Cotton Skirt
Pyjama-style trousers are easily transformed into daywear when they are constructed from lustrous cotton-silk satin. Cut to ankle-grazing length, the slouchy style has a Panama stripe and an elasticated waist adds comfort for an easy-breezy everyday item.
Silk Satin Pyjama-Style Trousers
Inspired by the loose-fit satin tops, reminiscent of vintage sports outfits, the Lisa Tank Top by Mulberry is made from a thick satin fabric detailed with sunflower yellow piping that accents a deep crimson hue. Wear alone, or over a white cotton t-shirt for perfect 90’s inspired style.
Lisa Tank Top
Referencing both Mulberry’s iconic heritage pattern and the archetype of British design, echoing Tartan and Gingham checks, is completely rethought through use of vivid pink and orange. This crew neck Verity Jumper is the perfect way to make a statement this season.
The vibrant Chimera V Neck Top features signature Temperley stitchwork embroidery reimagined. Crafted in celadon green, this long-sleeved and v-neck top will be sure to become a new evening-wear staple. Adorned with chintz-inspired florals and whimsical elements from folkloric Indian wall-hangings, this is truly captures the delicate and carefree spirit of the approaching warmer season.
Chimera V-Neck Top
This crepe Madara dress epitomises modern sophistication, and comprises of pink, antique-rose and ruby-red panels that are cleverly placed to flatter the silhouette, and has a dropped waist and pleated skirt for effortless elegance. Just perfect to wear for cocktails in the warm summer sun or on balmy evening events.
Madara tri-colour dress
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A stylishly colourful leather belt with a multi-coloured pattern inspired by the award-winning cast iron façade of London’s flagship Paul Smith shop, No.9 Albemarle Street. The repeating elliptical interlocking circles nods to ornamental Regency forms, reinterpreting the original case iron design into this leather belt, which captures the bygone days of British heavy industry.
No.9 Multi-Coloured Patent Leather Belt
In red, off-white & pink smooth calf leather with pale gold hardware, this stylish bag from Milli Mellu adds a modern edge and pop of colour to any look. Works just as perfectly for long days as for long nights out, and with the option of wearing cross-body, over the shoulder or as a clutch thanks to its removable cross-body strap, means this Mini Berlin bag is one versatile accessory.
Milli Mellu London
The Mini Berlin
Chic yet practical, the Ortensia is an essential cross-body bag. Featuring meli melo’s iconic curved tongue flap and arched edge detailing, this noteworthy design is crafted from smooth Italian leather. For effortless day-to-night style, you can detach the adjustable strap and carry by the top handle.
The exotic Marmalade Ortensia is confident and luxurious. Amp up the impact of any outfit by toting this essential saddle bag.
Ortensia cross body bag
Echoing the current on-trend wicker baskets, that have an LA summer vibe, this is a much more luxurious alternative. Rediscovering the spirit of Sicily’s rustic wicker baskets, the beautiful Santina forms an idyllic all-season handbag. Flaunting a sumptuous suede closure and a printed woven leather exterior, this cylindrical cross body bag gives a masterclass in timeless elegance. Draped over your arm or worn by the long strap, the Santina is a spectacular way to tote your essentials.
Santina bucket bag
This vintage-style pair of sunglasses from Cutler and Gross provide a stylish way of protecting you from the sun’s rays. Handmade in Italy, high quality is almost guaranteed, and the tortoiseshell colour would accessorise perfectly with pinks, reds and greens.
Cutler and Gross
Dark Turtle 01
Inspired by the classic Mulberry style, the Bayswater Bracelet features the signature postman’s lock hardware that matches the iconic namesake bag. This bracelet adds an iconic accessory to those who favour a minimalist style.
Gold Bayswater Bracelet
The most easily recognisable of all classic styles, is the elegant English Oxford. Traditional with a twist, these have an elegant almond shaped toe and satin laces for a more feminine touch, and delicate punching throughout, which lends this pair a fantastic combination of comfort, durability and style.
Crockett & Jones
A house slipper with elaborate embroidery design, and made from soft velvet, satin quilted linings with hard leather soles. The fine work of embroidery is not to be overlooked, and Crockett & Jones utilise the “Gold Work” technique. This can only be done by hand, surely an assurance of quality for these colourful shoes, perhaps worn best with some oversized faded jeans.
Crockett & Jones