Known as the Bloomsbury set, the collective was known as an influential group of associated English writers, intellectuals, philosophers and artists, the best known members of which included Virginia Woolf (who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf, anyone?), John Maynard Keynes, E. M. Forster and Lytton Strachey. This loose collective of friends and relatives lived, worked or studied together near Bloomsbury, London, during the first half of the 20th century.
Imbued with British heritage, the show also marks the the start of a partnership with the Charleston Trust, on a project to help protect the creative and cultural heritage of Charleston for the public.
Heavy yet season-appropriate, fabrics with touch of British heritage such as English-woven cotton gabardine, shave and curly shearling, double cashmere and equestrian blanket are materialised into classy ranges of outer wears such as relaxed trench coats, trench coat ponchos, blanket coats and ponchos and equestrian top coats.
Womenswear aside, a couple of men’s look were paraded over the runway too such as printed shirts, white mesh thank tops, suits and printed overcoats layered atop over-printed icon scarf.
Other must-have accessories to complement the ready-to-wear collection are scarves (over-printed icon, equestrian blanket, painted flowers and leaves), hand-painted boots and belts, as well as duffle toggle waist belts.
Orders can be placed now and will be closed on March 3, 2014. Exclusive hand-painted pieces from the runway will be hand-made to order and can be personalised with a name or initials for delivery in nine weeks.