After seeing so many amazing accessories yesterday, I was really tempted to go back into the Cube and the Premiere Classe Hall dedicated to bags & such to browse through more. No doubt I will go back to accessories, but today I fought the urge and tried to focus on clothes.
I discovered two brands I had never heard of (you might have though) and also had a little peep at an old favourite.
Zayan was my first coup de foudre of the day. In a sea of more classic Winter hues, Zayan’s pastel florals and silky goodness immediately caught my eye. The designer is only the cutest girl ever and very much a girl like you and me: she loves Alber Elbaz, wants to dress Alexa Chung or Hailee Steinfeld, owns too many shoes and finds inspiration when observing her 6 year old twins. My favourite pieces from the collection, without a doubt are the floral silk dresses and blouses with studs embellishments. I am still swooning just thinking about them and I may have to get my hands on one (or two, or five).
Sofie D’Hoore is a Belgian designer with a penchant for minimalism and clean lines. The piece that attracted me to her stand was the brown and mustard spotted dress as it reminded me of something Orla Kiely could have designed. After further investigation, I came to the conclusion that Sofie’s designs might well be a grown up version of Orla’s. The use of bright yellow, pale pink and muted tones makes it an eye-catching collection.
I don’t need to introduce this wonderful Spanish brand… I was really going to try and avoid writing about well-known brands but I just can’t ignore how the general loveliness of the AW Hoss Intropia range. The prints, fabrics and shapes made me wish Winter would last forever – and I am most definitely not a Winter girl. I must say though, what struck me the most in all of the clothes on offer (or almost) was how summery the inspiration was. The fabrics and colours just seemed lighter and more cheery than you’d expect. Here’s to an endless Summer!