Your browser is no longer supported. For the best experience of this website, please upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

What are the key design themes in your spring 13 womenswear range?

Industry insider’s share their thoughts.

Style Council

Luisa Traina

We drew on a macro trend called East is the new West. Politicians and sociologists are commenting on the shift from West to East. The team has drawn a wealth of inspiration from emerging Asian artists to create kimono wraparound silhouettes, rigid Japanese workwear and minimal approaches to reflect Japan fashions.

Tina Knowles

We were inspired more by original prints than by a specific theme: polka-dot prints, coloured ‘bar’ prints and mosaic square prints in bold colours are all very graphic and recognisable. Dresses that transform from day to evening and pieces that are very commercial, to more fashion-forward styles, like a pleated, colour-blocked maxi dress, are also key.

Karin Veit

Realism and poetry – the magic of nature, in the form of flowers, leaves, birds and butterflies combined with high-tech materials . Prints play a major role and deluxe sport is key. Feminine prints and shapes inspired by the 1950s combine with industrial materials and sporty details.

Åse Wasbrekke

The key theme is the 1950s. The film Revolutionary Road with Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio gives a great look and atmosphere for the collection. We have twisted this look with the 1970s to make it new for spring 13. For our jeans line, we were inspired by Japanese techniques in woven fabrics in denims, and Japanese print The Great Wave.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.