Autumn is fast approaching and as the seasons change we welcome our new Bamford collection in to our stores.
Inspired by the country in winter, Bamford’s Autumn Winter ’16 collection combines robust and masculine tailoring with the utterly feminine.
The lightest cashmere is mixed with heavier hand-knits. Fabrics left with raw edges contrast with delicate print, velvet and beads. Timeless techniques such as smocking become new details for collars and cuffs and touches of silk and fine cashmere make these pieces ideal for day or for night.
Nature is the starting point for all our collections and this season our colour palette includes smokey greys and layers of green, from soft sage to dark forest, as well as touches of heather to add warmth.
Every season we travel to India to work closely with artisans and this remains true for our Autumn Winter collection. One of my favourite pieces is our smocked dress, which is made with handwoven raw-edged micro check cloth. The fullness of the skirt is gathered in above the waist with hand smocking and is finished with tiny handmade buttonholes and mother-of-pearl buttons. Like most of my favourite things, it just gets better with age, becoming softer and softer with wear.
Bamford’s Autumn Winter 16 collection is now available online at www.bamford.co.uk and in all of our stores.