Posts Tagged ‘Kokoon’

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Summer season outfit inspiration: part 1

The Chelsea Flower Show marks the start of the British summer social season and now it’s upon us we’ve been thinking long and hard about what we’re going to wear to the unmissable summer events on our 2015 calendar. First up are summer weddings, this year we’re bucking the trend of a dress and instead looking for silk separates like our Munthe silk trouser suit (available in cream or navy). A trouser suit will help you to stand out in a sea of dresses and the pieces can be worn separately to different events across the summer giving your wardrobe greater versatility. The matching silk blouse is also available as a tank with a racer back design, perfect for keeping cool on hot days. Wear with seriously great hair and heels, accessorise with our Becksondergaard O-Ida leather clutch purse.

Munthe, silk, silk trouser suit, silk trousers, silk blouse, printed silk, Munthe, silk tank, silk blouse, silk top, printed silkWe’re attending Royal Ascot this year and wouldn’t dream of flashing our thighs at Her Majesty the Queen, which is why our oversized silk Kokoon dress is our go to for this event. Paired with Billi Bi flats (because we’ll be walking on grass and don’t want our heels to sink into the turf) this dress epitomises that cool insouciance so often lacking in the overly tight, restrictive attire race goers have been sporting of late. The key to wearing this look well is simplicity, the dress has impact enough so keep jewelry to a minimum (those Dior pearl earrings would be a dreamy match) and team it with a beautiful clutch.

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Friday, May 15th, 2015

Summer Prints

Summer is the perfect time to embrace print in all it’s glorious forms and this season we have a superb collection ranging from classic breton stripes from By Malene Birger and checked shirts from Rails LA, to geometric patterns from new Danish brand Munthe and the inspired geo print exclusively from cult London brand Pyrus.

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1. By Malene Birger 2. Rails LA 3. Pyrus (matching culottes available) 4. Munthe

A printed top is an ideal way to pep up your summer look and will fit seamlessly into your existing wardrobe providing new interest to your outfit choices. Being constructed from lightweight fabric they are also ideally suited to layering either under a blazer, cardigan or sweater depending on the occasion.

Printed trousers have been around for several seasons now and their popularity shows no sign of slowing. The success of printed trousers lies in their versatility and the fact they are incredibly easy to style. The bravest among us will go head-to-toe in one print giving the impression of a jumpsuit while retaining the option to wear each piece separately, but it is just as chic to pair printed trousers with a plain top to retain a beautiful aesthetic.

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While in winter it is perfectly acceptable to reach for the plain LBD, for social occasions in summer a style conscious woman really must have other options available to her; this is where the printed dress comes into it’s own. Being eye catching in their own right these dresses are designed to provide the wearer with demure coverage, the message conveyed is both fun and feminine without being overtly sexy. That being said… we still love the little black printed numbers from Des Petits Hauts this season, they’re floaty and punctuated with the prettiest watermelon and star details.

 

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Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Summer dresses for every occasion

Well this week’s been a corker weather wise in London! We’ve been soaking up all that beautiful vitamin D and it has us focusing on the approaching balmy months of summer and the dresses we’ll be rocking while we’re basking in the sunshine. Our SS15 collection has been meticulously collated by our founder Fi Sanderson; the collection is a one-stop-shop for all your sartorial needs this summer from elegant, bejewelled maxi dresses from 120%Lino to a fun lip print day dress from Essentiel. Wherever you’re going, whatever you’re doing we have the perfect dress for you. Simply click the pink links below to shop the looks.

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Pyrus Lamia silk tee & Bond silk culottes.

Kokoon silk bomb print dress and Becksondergaard O-Summer beaded purse.

120%Lino grey linen pocket dress.

Des Petits Hauts Loli dress.

Row 2 from left to right:

120%Lino linen jewel neck dress.

House of Dagmar Pallas Athena dot print dress.

Des Petits Hauts Kimoli dress and Becksondergaard O-Ida leather clutch.

Essentiel Ivresse lip print dress.

Row 3 from left to right:

Des Petits Hauts Loli dress and Becksondergaard O-Ida leather clutch.

Essentiel Ivresse lip print dress.

Des Petits Hauts Kirsten black embroidered dress and Becksondergaard O-Summer beaded purse.

Row 4 left to right:

Des Petits Hauts Kabuki  star print dress.

120%Lino jeweled neck maxi dress.

Pyrus Lamia silk tee.

120%Lino linen jewel neck dress.

Row 5 left to right:

120%Lino jeweled neck maxi dress.

Des Petits Hauts Kimoli dress.

Kokoon silk bomb print dress.

120%Lino linen jewel neck dress.

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Thursday, March 19th, 2015

How to pack the perfect capsule wardrobe

Easter weekend is the perfect time to get away from it all with a special someone for a few days, but with airlines charging ever more imaginative fees for handling baggage the packing part of ‘getting away from it all’ is actually pretty stressful. Gone are the days when you could simply throw everything you might need into a large suitcase and figure it out when you get there. Over time (and many adventurous buying trips) Fi has honed her ability to pack a perfect capsule wardrobe and now applies the same rules when packing for a weekend away with family and friends and we thought we’d share this knowledge with you.

The first rule: check the weather for your destination. Europe and North America can have wildly different and changeable climates at this time of year so use a weather app to get a good idea of what to expect. The second rule: choose your footwear first, limit yourself to two pairs and make them activity appropriate i.e. flats or comfortable heels for roaming the town, heels or on-trend sandals for hitting the town. Choosing footwear first also limits the options of what you can take that will go with them thereby instantly helping the decision process. Basically you’re building your outfit from the ground up. The third rule: make your outfits interchangeable. By this I mean pack items that will mix and match well. Ideally you need one stand out piece and at least two ways to wear it. Jeans are a must and a silk blouse always travels well.

Our founder Fi is off to Copenhagen this weekend and we quizzed her about what she’s taking from the Feather & Stitch SS15 collection. You can shop the looks via the pink links.

“Firstly I’m packing our Pyrus ‘Republic’ jacket. The bead work is so intricate and beautiful it doesn’t require a lot of accessorising. I’ll dress it down with DL1961 boyfriend jeans while travelling and then switch to the Florence ‘Neptune’ jeans when I want to kick my look up a notch.”

Boyfriend Jeans, distressed jeans, ss15

 

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“Next I’ve chosen our Custommade silk blouse to layer underneath the Pyrus jacket. It’s not currently available online but it comes in two colours, pink and neutral. I’m opting for the pinker of the two as it tones brilliantly with the beadwork on the jacket. I’m also taking our simple yet timeless classic black silk blouse from Kokoon. This blouse is cut so expertly with it’s seductive wide neckline and perfectly pitched sleeve length, it’s impossible to not look good when you’re wearing it. If blessed with a warm day all I need is a Becksondergaard scarf and beaded bag to finish the look.”

“For cooler days I’m going to take a couple of our sweaters. I love the linear embellishment of the dark blue Munthe ‘Nabigale’ sweater, it looks like you’re wearing layers but it’s just a clever cut. I’ll definitely pair this sweater with the DL1961 Jeans in Neptune as this sweater lends itself to a more refined look.”

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“Another option I’m taking is the gorgeous peach coloured slogan sweatshirt by Custommade. I’ve been living in mine this season, it’s just so comfortable and the bright pop of colour is great for spring days out when you don’t need a jacket.”

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Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Blogger Bella & Bear on our new silk label Kokoon

Bella & Bear on our new label Kokoon only available in the UK at Feather & Stitch. This is reposted from her blog.

“My favourite London boutique has just shared some extremely exciting news with me… They will be featuring Danish designer Kokoon in their SS/14 collection. This is exciting on two levels; firstly the clothes are divine being made of the highest quality silk that has been cut oh so perfectly that it drapes elegantly and effortlessly as you wear it. Secondly, at the time of going to press Feather & Stitch will be the only boutique in the UK to stock this scandi-cool brand. So there’s almost no chance of experiencing S.O.N. (same outfit nightmare) wearing Kokoon.
Based in Copenhagen, Kokoon was launched in 2008 by Nanna Søbirk with the ethos of being timeless rather than in fashion (music to my ears). Designed to be cross-seasonal, Kokoon’s collection is elegant, wonderfully feminine and yet simple to style into a masculine inspired look to emulate the ‘woman in menswear’ trend currently achieving front row appeal with editors and fashion bloggers at London Fashion Week.

I love the June blouse and the Luella dress but it’s the Betty jumpsuit in monochrome leopard print that will be the workhorse of my wardrobe this summer. It will pair brilliantly with courts for a ladylike look (as shown) or to embrace the menswear look wear it with casual slip-ons or metallic brogues. A well cut blazer or jacket will elevate the look to suitable day or work wear then for cooler days throw on a chunky, oversized sweater to work the jumpsuit as cropped trousers. Sublime.”

Kokoon Betty jumpsuit £245

Kokoon Betty jumpsuit £245