In the late nineteenth century, art critic John Ruskin and textile designer William Morris advocated the embracement of natural patterns inspired by the British countryside. This movement rejected the industrialization of society. So, if you’ve spent your summer obsessing over Instagram and have been plugged into your iPhone, this season’s appreciation for the Arts and Crafts movement make it the perfect time for a digital detox.
Think patchwork, foliage prints and the smell of patchouli – we present the greatest pieces and designers for a wonderfully artisanal autumn.
Revered for its imaginative prints and exquisite paisley, the Italian house, ETRO, is turning to interior design for its AW15 inspiration. Think heavy upholstery fabrics, elaborate patchworks, all unified by an earthy color palette of tobacco, coffee and salmon.
Designer: Emilio Pucci
For his season finale at Pucci, Peter Dundas sent models down the runway clad in knit dresses adorned with their own star signs. And now we can’t get enough of Pucci’s midnight blue velvet blazer and shorts, emblazoned with opulent, beaded zodiac sign embroidery. Each astrological sketch is hand drawn, and whether you’re an indecisive Libra or a tenacious Scorpio, these pieces are a must-have.
Designer: Adam Lippes
Adam Lippes, the master of modern sportswear from New York bloomed this season. Known for minimal silhouettes, Adam had a dose of printed flowers there and there – on jackets and dresses. Lippes balances the femininity of whimsical floral prints with a clean minimalistic approach