Against a Brexit backdrop, this year’s London Fashion Week showed us all how to make the best of it in the true British style. In these days of political chaos, our much needed British virtues of courage, resilience, rebelliousness, and humour came to the fore.
Henry Moore’s Yorkshire sculpture park was the inspiration for Christopher Bailey at Burberry, reflecting a preoccupation with body shape and playing with proportion. Stately homes and country hotels stimulated Mulberry’s Johnny Coca with wallpaper prints from Mulberry’s 1970s archive blended with sturdy tweed. In fact tweed was on a roll with Simone Rocha softening this manly cloth with faux fur lined pockets and oversized belts. Over at Erdem, the designer fused his Scottish/Turkish heritage to create delicate sinuous outlines in rich bold colours.
Our homage to these cutting edge style setters begins with our fabulous Raffles sofa. This sumptuous style combines hand studded antiqued leather with plush velvet and ornate metallic fabrics for the epitome of country house cool. Mix in some stately gold occasional pieces like our Nyon wall unit and Chalon coffee table, dressed with just the right accessories.
Our super smart Jacob sofa is bang on trend with a smart tweed inspired fabric on the scatter cushions and footstool. Or create a feature wall with the fabulous Black & White wallpaper from Today Interiors.
And if you’re inspired by Moore’s sinuous shapes and perfect proportions, our Glacier dining collection may well be your super-model. A frosted glass top sits on a twisting matt white base surrounded by our curvaceous Henry chairs.
So take a break from the political pessimism and take inspiration from our cutting edge designers by going for bold.
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