3 days to London Fashion Week! Princess Julia gives us a London Fashion week preview from some of her most loved designers.
As fashion week is fast approaching we sent the fabulous, Princess Julia, down to some of her favourite designer’s studios to get an insight into their S/S 2014 collections. Today Julia heads over to London’s craziest knitwear brand Sister by Sibling.
Over at Sibling the knitters are busy!
Team Sibling: Sid Bryan, Joe Bates and Cozette McCreery rush around their studio pulling yarns with only 4 days to their show. The sound of their machines cut the air as another row of wool becomes a crafted garment ready for the catwalk. This collection sees Crystal Neon Matt Pearls, Cosmic Square Rings and Cosmic Triangles all made from Swarovski alongside two fabulous Woolmark Merino jumpers. Rosettes and tassles hand crafted by Laura Lees adorn jumpers, skirts and accessories to add the final flourish.
The Sibling family incorporate wool crafting with crochet and the finest stretch knits which will eventually culminate in their forthcoming spring summer collection ‘Sophisticated Boom Boom’. Love that name! Also, they remind me, it’s a Shrangrilas song and the name of Dead Or Alive’s debut album back in ’84. ‘You can’t go wrong with that’ Joe adds.
This season they are inspired by the stuffiness of 1950’s couture, the spirit and irreverence of Carolyn Cerf de Dudzeele and the pastel colours of vintage tupperware. All this laced with vibrant splashes of eye catching frills and flounces and I readily admit I’m already putting together my Sister by Sibling S/S 2014 look…Look at me I’m so ahead of the fashion fireball!
– See more at: London Fashion Week Preview – Ryan Lo
Words by Princess Julia
Photography by Rebecca Thomas