We are spoilt for choice this season with so many beautiful colours and textures in our range, so we thought we would turn to our buyers for their favourites from our autumn collection, to help us, and you, decide.
Michelle's (Knitwear & Accessories Buyer) Favourites
“Developed using Italian yarn and made in the UK, this Cable Knit Jumper has a lovely deep rib and a square neckline. It is knitted on a circular machine and has cashmere for an added hint of luxury. It can be machine washed on a cool cycle, which makes it an easy to care for garment.”
“In a popular yarn, knitted into a different design, our Textured Cross Front Top is stylish and looks great with the paisley print skirt. It is in this season’s colour and can be washed on a wool cycle, which makes it very easy to care for. It has an elegant, vintage looking style.”
“The Mookaite Jasper Necklace is a really interesting piece as it is reputed to have healing properties and promote positive thinking. The Mookaite jasper comes from Western Australia and was originally worn by Aboriginal women. It is made in an unusual style and is very special as each piece is individual.”
“This beautiful Agate Bead Necklace is handmade in Norfolk and features silver-plated beads and an agate pendant with a bird and flower detail. It is also reputed to have healing properties, reducing the symptoms of arthritis and rheumatism.”
Emily's (Garment Technologist and Jersey Buyer) Favourites
“The Jersey Blazer is in a new style and I think looks fresh and complements the other pieces.”
“The Mercerised Top is our luxurious feel jersey with a special finish to give it that sheen, which works perfectly with the other pieces on this page.”
Sarah's (Wovens Buyer) Favourites
“This Tweed Jacket and Skirt is British tailoring at its best. In an uplifting colour for the season and in an exquisite tweed, this suit is great for an occasion. It also looks good broken up with the navy or black trousers, or jeans to turn it into a more casual outfit. The beautiful skirt is in a flattering shape for all sizes.”
“The Prince of Wales Jacket and Invert Pleat Skirt are unique pieces. They are made and woven in the U.K., in versatile colours that you can mix and match. The suit looks nice with a sweater under the jacket and blouse. They are easily broken up but can be worn nicely together for an occasion. It is an endless classic in a Prince of Wales check.”
Jane's (Managing Director) Favourite: In a league of its own
"My favourite piece from the autumn range is the Bouclé Coat."
“It is made in a lovely textured, light but warm Italian bouclé that has been expertly tailored in London. I like its easy, relaxed fit and ‘throw-on’ appeal, with 1950’s inspired details such as the drop shoulder, generous sleeve, turn-back cuffs and round collar. It is in soft, almost spruce green, colours mixed with charcoal which makes it a versatile piece and a top layer for many pieces in my existing wardrobe. It will enhance greys, lift blacks and look great with navy.”
So there it is, our buyers' favourite pieces from our Autumn Collection.
We would love to find out your favourites. Let us know by leaving a comment below.
We couldn’t resist slipping in some fashion facts:
The blazer is so called because when worn by the Lady Margaret Boat Club of St John’s College, Cambridge, in 1825, it was bright red (a blaze of colour).
The Prince of Wales check is actually a nickname. It is called the Glen Urquhart plaid, after the valley in Inverness-shire, however, it was popularised by Edward VIII when he was Prince of Wales, hence the name.
Mookaite jasper comes from Mooka Creek in Western Australia, where ‘Mooka’ is Aboriginal for ‘running water’ and it is the only place in the world where Mookaite jasper is found.