Winter 2009 is about all things handmade with the emphasis being firmly on traditional crafts. The demand for ageless knitwear offering quality, luxury and longevity is coupled with the continuing trend for natural fibres and is reflected in the following three stories: Inspired by the privileged classes of the 1920's countryside, Heritage is eccentrically English and includes striped, patterned and lace womenswear designs. Soft greens and greys contrast beautifully with rich heather purples, golds and chestnut. Vivid autumn colour is the inspiration behind Folklore, which explores traditional folk designs including tartans, plaids and fairisle, tweeds and texture. Versatile and wearable, the designs are coloured with hues of greens, rich berries and hints of gold. The Shadowland collection reflects hard times during the Industrial Revolution.
Sarah Hatton, Marie Wallin, Martin Storey, Janice Anderson, Amanda Crawford, Erika Knight, Kaffe Fassett, Sarah Dallas, Brandon Mably, Jennie Atkinson