Introducing SS18

Drum roll, please - the wait is over! The SS18 collection has landed on the website and we couldn't be more excited. What we hadn't anticipated was that the launch would coincide with a Siberian weather front but not to worry - spring is just around the corner and there are plenty of layers and scarves to choose from to keep the chill at bay.

People often ask me when a new collection launches which styles and colours I will be adding to my new-season wardrobe. As a Spring I always love a yellow and this season we have so many shades on offer, from freshest ice lemon and zingy neon to a lovely warm shade of corn yellow.

Above LTR: Cashmere Gauze Stole in Canary Yellow, Pocket V Neck in Ice Lemon, Breton Stripe Top in Neon Yellow, Everyday Cotton V in Corn Yellow


I also love the new Bretons. I used to think stripes were a bit classic or tomboy for me but I’ve since discovered that you can create a prettier, softer look by choosing colours like this juicy shade of watermelon and wearing with skirts or adding a necklace or scarf.

Above: Breton Stripe Top in Watermelon, Weekend Skirt in Capri Blue, Starburst Necklace in Gold, Starlight Necklace


For some reason I seem to feel the cold more than most, so the Milan Knit Crew was the most-worn item in my wardrobe last spring (I can’t have been the only one as it became one of our bestsellers!). I know I'll get a lot of wear out of this new Milan Knit Crew in Apple green - it's such a fresh, crisp colour and the perfect way to usher in spring.

If, like me, you can't get through the season without buying a new scarf, you'll love these new metallic ones, which are a quick and contemporary way to update your wardrobe. It’s impossible to see from the photo how good they look and feel but they're soft, lightly textured and easy to throw on, and the metallic threads really lift the colours.

Above: Milan Knit Crew in Apple, Metallic Print Scarf in Copper Camo, Friendship Bracelet in Spring Gold


One of my favourite pieces - which I can see becoming a weekend classic - is the new Eveline Blouse in 100% cotton slub, a new fabric for us, which will appeal to all you cotton lovers. It has a bit of texture and is not at all clingy. I like to wear the front tucked in to show a bit of waist and then to leave the back long.

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At this time of year when you don’t know what you’re going to get in terms of weather, everyone needs an extra layer or two. I’m wearing a Lace Cami + Silky Scoop under my Eveline Blouse, and finishing it off with a Cashmere Gauze Stole (which never leaves the back of my chair in the office!). Last but not least I can't resist these neon pompom necklaces - such a great, fun colour pop.

Above: Eveline Blouse in Light Aqua, Pom Pom Tassel Necklace in Coral, Lace Camisole in Flamingo Pink


And just one more thing - the orange and gold wedge-sole floral trainers. Not only are they colourful, substantial and beautifully made, they also make me smile. All the ingredients, in fact, for a happy wardrobe!

Michelle Mitchell on Mar 03, 2018 2:21 PM

Love some of the new styles and colours in the catalogue, but I'm gutted you're not doing the Tasha top any more. I'd finally found my perfect wear anywhere, dress up, dress down top in a great fabric and shape and was really hoping for some new spring colours.

Artist Helen on Mar 03, 2018 11:58 AM

Don't worry about snow - I'm sure I'm not the only one to have had more time to drool over the new colours and plan some stunning spring mixes! All looking great, so good luck in the new home and bring on the sunshine...

Susan on Mar 01, 2018 6:39 PM

I've enjoyed looking at the new colours today.

Do you take requests? I'd love a pure linen tunic, bum-length, with a grand-dad collar and a placket opening at the neck. Ideally it would be fairly generously cut for summer to allow plenty of air to circulate underneath the fabric. Any chance for next year please??

Linda McKie on Mar 01, 2018 2:58 PM

Melissa, you should forget the models, lovely though they are, and just model everything yourself. The clothes look so much more appealing and wearable on you☺.

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