Jewel tones, deep, luxurious colours that are reminiscent of precious gemstones, are a wonderful way to spruce up your wardrobe. Here I am wearing emerald green and two tones of sapphire blue, and I feel cool, calm and collected. This has been my spring-to-summer transition outfit, a classic cosy knit for the evenings instead of lugging around a coat all day, which covers a simple vest tucked into a fabulous and almost whimsical wrap skirt in a material a bit like neoprene but a million times finer and more floaty. A pair of high tops easily tones the skirt down for daytime and allows me to breeze through London on foot. Then for an after-work event I can pop on some heels to bring out the true elegance of this skirt’s cut. I love wearing blue on a hot day, or when I’m feeling a bit Pitta — blue is famous for its calming properties, associated with lovely peaceful things like the sky and the sea, so it’s an easy way to quiet and still the mind when everything else is going 100 miles per hour.
Alice Ashby, a Central St. Martins graduate, launched Blake LDN in 2012 to honour traditional British craft and combine it with her modern vision. Blake LDN create understated knitwear in collaboration with some of the best craftsmen in the UK and Europe, using some of the oldest and highest quality yarn from around the world.
SDress are a loud and proud sustainable fashion brand. Made in Italy, each garment is created to minimise carbon footprint, waste, maintenance costs and energy, earning SDress the Positive Luxury mark for sustainability. The designs are streamlined, breathable, “trendproof” and easy to wear, yet bright and original, in colours that remind you of nature.
Paradise Row is an emerging British leather goods brand and one of only a few British brands to actually produce in London. The brand's core and ethic is built on manufacturing the bags locally in East London. Bringing together the artisan bag workshop and the local designer, each bag is testimony to local trade working in harmony to create something truly unique.
Italian label Yatay make sustainable, vegan trainers in a range of fun colours from candy pink to emerald green, with the aim to produce the highest quality Italian shoe in the most conscious way possible. Their trainers are PETA-approved and for each pair sold a tree is planted. Yatay are always striving for more sustainability throughout the production chain.