It is a truism that summer clothes can be sartorially challenging - so this season our design team took an edited approach; creating a wearable, design-led and uplifting collection with effortless style and practicality at its nucleus. And where better to test drive this capsule wardrobe than the rugged landscape of Lanzarote, with its unforgiving climate, windy coastline and raw, volcanic beauty.
While we hope for an endless, warm summer stretched out like the open road, it is best to temper your expectations - and your wardrobe.
Utility dressing bestows a boyish energy on spring separates made for cooler climes; think worker jackets in muted sage green and stone tones, crafted in heavy cotton drill, worn buttoned as a shirt or loosely slung over ultra-feminine dresses.
This season’s prints bring a holiday feel to every day, infusing your summer occasionwear with a sense of escapism. From a graphic trailing seed pod print on a bright Mediterranean blue base, Indonesidan batiks, vibrant ikats, miniature elephants in the guise of polka dots and a sketchy floral with a crisp bite of apple green - these memorable motifs are an instant mood-lifter.
On the other side of the fashion coin, denim jeans in a hot pink acid wash lend an of-the-moment 80s panache to a billowing shirt - a shortcut to 2020 style kudos - mini lengths on dresses and skirts make a comeback, while belt bags - both practical and playful - teleport a sundress, workwear suit or casual outfit into a territory which is achingly now.