This week I visited A Luxe Story's latest pop-up shop at The Concept Store, 340 King's Road, to see their resort collection.A Luxe Story is an independent designer collective showcasing beautifully crafted women's lifestyle products. There was so much to see - all brands features products designed by British based designers, each with their own fascinating story 🎀👙👠👛👗.So here is what I discovered 😃
Underwear as outerwear, Mim of Parasol Rose produces these beautiful slips, dresses camis and knickers all made from silk and french lace. All garments are designed and made in the UK, the silk comes from Manchester. The idea is that you can wear these pieces as undergarments or overgarments - as they are so well constructed, the fit is incredibly flattering (it is really is, I tired the top and dress on), so you could wear a dress as of an evening, a top with a jacket, or save them for downtime at home. I really love the bright colours and they feel wonderful on!
I am completely in love with the concept of P.i.C - an 8 piece capsule wardrobe that can be worn in 50 different ways. So a dress can be worn front to back, or back to front, and doubles up as a coat - genius. All clothes are made in London, and not only are the fabrics sourced locally but they are also sustainable, organic and often made of select stock material, so there is no waste. The ideal capsule wardrobe.I really love the Camden Dress below which can double up as a sleeveless jacket.
Ille De Cocos creates luxurious separates made from the softest fabrics and yarns, and the results are wonderful. Perfect for layering, these are the perfect go-to every day pieces which feel as good as they look. I really like the jumper below.
If you are looking for new jewellery inspiration, take a look at Layana London's collection. The jewellery is sourced from different up and coming designers, so there are lots of new, unusual and exciting things.
So I am slightly obsessed with Eight Hour Studio's printed loungewear. The initial concept was born out of a love for traditional Indian woodblock printing methods, and the results are really beautiful - each piece is hand printed. All garments are made from natural fibres and production complies with fair trade labour practices. I am in love, and want all of this collection.Thank you for having me A Luxe Story 😘 and do drop in if you are in the area, the pop-up is open until 15th March 2017.The Concept Store, 340 Kings Road, London. SW3 5URAlice 💕 xxx