Caption: Todds Hand Knits bulky fantasia yarn in 'Coral' making an appearance
Caption: made from Zegna Baruffa Cashwool
Saturday saw the AW14 SIBLING show at London Fashion Week, a collection sponsored by our luxury yarn producers Zegna Baruffa. Certain of its fabulousness, we were more than happy to sponsor this year's collection alongside our friends at Zegna and we were not disappointed!
Sibling delivered a collection that impressed from start to finish. Stepping back in time with nostalgic 70's inspired looks, the Sibling crew made us fall in love with knitwear all over again. The show appeared to feature two opposing but completely complimentary sides of a collection. On one hand fun-filled crochets wowed showgoers with bold, contrasting colours and bejewelled details (we've been furiously crocheting Peter Pan collars to attach to everything we own ever since!) On the other we saw an edge return to knitwear with deconstructed gothic dresses complete with witchy hats.
All the yarn used in the collection came from our wonderful supplier Zegna Baruffa and it looked pretty impressive under the lights of the catwalk. The stunning white dress (as seen above) is entirely made from Zegna's famous Cashwool 2/30 and aran yarn. It was exciting to see the yarn turned from beautiful, raw product to such exquisite garments. It was especially great to see our Baruffa Bulky yarn in Coral strut its way down the catwalk (as seen above)!
If the clothes weren't enough we suffered from ultimate hair envy as well, with the models sporting Stevie Nicks inspired soft, retro waves. Even their manicures were enviable - matt black and completely fierce!
Congratulations to Sid, Joe, Cozette and the whole SIBLING team for yet another great show, you can check out the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2r91QmTcVo
What we learnt:
A trailing deconstructed knit and high heels don't exactly mix (though visually, pretty stunning!). A wardrobe mishap on the runway caused a little tripping but a lot of sass. The unfortunate model decided that it was best to forgo the shoes entirely, chucked them off and continued to strut down the catwalk in socks. It's nice to know that even flawless glamazons are not immune to the odd awkward moment, they are but mere mortals after all! Shoes were so last season anyway.