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Summer 2018

17th July

The Military Movement

a Shift to Utility

A stylish subsidiary of the military movement, the contemporary styling of utility chic speaks of reinvented khaki tones, relaxed tailoring and large, statement pockets with brass button detailing. Favouring the minimalist military look, if you like, the utility trend takes on a more relaxed approach, stripped bare of the patches, stars and badges. 

military jacket

The perfect loungewear hybrid carrying sporty undertones, utility is a great everyday statement suited to pounding the streets, whether that be shopping, lunching or working. The trend fuses fashion with function, creating something a little more uniform with a clean aesthetic that can be merged with colour, print, texture and anything else you posses in your wardrobe! 


the Jumpsuit

boilersuit - military trend

A key, trend-setting  design, sitting neatly within both military and utility concepts, the jumpsuit is your way in to capturing the essence of utility chic. A distinctive reference to the boilersuit, most notably and not coincidentally worn by the utility worker, the jumpsuit is a hard-working piece in your wardrobe. Shirking off its overtly masculine persona, the jumpsuit has evolved into a 'Jack(ie) of all trades'. Dressed up with heels, made casual by trainers and hardened with boots, the jumpsuit is a 'fashion chameleon', blending into any environment.

women's jumpsuits

Swapping the 'ruff & ready' durability of cotton, our new jumpsuit for women is made from a soft tencel, a natral fibre that boasts to be cooler than linen, softer than silk and more absorbent than cotton! The look is much more polished and presentable than the traditional utility suit, introducing a feminine edge for those who like to tread softly into a trend. 


a Holiday Romance

women's holiday fashion

Utility and holidaywear go together like sun & sea! City breaks, in particular, the laid-back appeal of this versatile trend, designed in luxurious fabrics, means your summer holiday look is more 'runway-ready'. Also in tencel, our shirt dress has also undergone a modern update. Bold accessories are the key to enlivening this simple khaki dress, which also speaks of tropical getaways and far off places.   


Fashioning a safari girl-meets-explorer look, our smooth summer suede suit is great for European adventure. The pretty floral lining on the suede jacket conveys taps an androgynous feel, softening the over appearance. Key layering pieces include silk blouses, linen smocks and cotton tops. 

midi skirts for women 

Our utility skirt - and yes, that's gorgeous tencel, again - is given a bit of ethnic exuberance with our hand-beaded leather belt, introucing colour and character to this holiday look. Platform suede espadrilles complete the look; a stylish, little lift for midi skirts, summer dresses, jumpsuits and a whole lot more!