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AW19 trend report: Quilting



Gabriela Hearst AW19

Here’s something new to explore if you’re a perennially cold-blooded girl but want a change from knitwear. Quilting!

Specifically, this quilted trench ensemble by Gabriela Hearst*, above. (Note: she now has a shop in Brook Street). But also the elevated quilted patchworking at Louis Vuitton (below, great for layering) and this fab Bonny fencing-style jacket from Isabel Marant*.

Louis Vuitton AW19
Louis Vuitton AW19
Louis Vuitton AW19

Emily Adams Bode’s patchwork jackets* are also worth your attention. Patchwork is labour-intensive hence the price, but for more realistically priced quilting, I like these Kantha jackets from Toast.

And if the quilting bug has well and truly enveloped you, there’s more. Jessica Ogden’s upcycled patchwork quilts and cushions for A.P.C are now in their 17th season – I love this red and blue colourway (below). They land on 24th October.

Aw19 quilting trend: Jessica Ogden X A.P.C

Meanwhile, Parisian polymath and vintage whisperer Gauthier Borserello (more on him to come) has started yet another venture. His Lenaik patchwork quilts are made from second hand fabric upcycled from French and Italian shirt factories. See more here

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WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES: Gabriela Hearst/Vogue Runway, Louis Vuitton/Vogue Runway x 3; A.P.C
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New name to know: Legres artisan boots



Legres boots

I had a DM chat with a Twitter buddy a few weeks ago, who sent me a photo of some extremely chic riding boots she was trying on in Matchesfashion. “What do you think?’ she asked. “OMG, where from? Buy them!” I insisted. I had no idea who Legres were then, but now I do.

It’s an anonymous ‘London-based collective that works with traditional Italian artisans to create timeless footwear staples’, according to the Matchesfashion blurb and it’s oh so very me! (more…)



Trend report: my AW19 wish list



Jil Sander Aw19

While the fashion industry is becoming less seasonal by the day, instead opting for more frequent ‘drops’, in my mind, September is still officially New Season month. I still look forward to the September issue of Vogue (yes, I’m the one keeping print afloat) (Just – R.I.P Marie Claire) and I’m relieved to see proper clothes in the shops instead of endless tees and shorts. Hey, I’m a knitwear girl! Here’s my pick of the autumn trends and best buys I’m eyeing for the forseeable…


DIOR GORPCORE
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Gentlewoman style: what’s the deal with chore coats?



Vetra chore coat women

“I don’t need any more jackets!”

“You’ll wear it loads!”

This was the conversation between Dave and I in The Conran Shop a few weeks ago. I’d clocked a cobalt blue cotton twill workwear jacket by Vetra and he insisted I try it on. It was one of those Bill Cunningham-esque utility jackets, the kind I see on lots of guys I know, who look great in them. But you don’t often see them on women. (more…)