Our shoe obsession has been taken to new heights…
Designer Megumi Ochi has for us the easiest options to stay ahead of the game with no need for anti-blisters solutions. Inject a pop of colour with the Panton flat shoes or tap into minimalism with the Ligno black sandals, both will literally go with any outfit. For the ladies in search of a greater wow factor, Rachel Comey has teamed metallic blue with wooden heels, something we didn’t know would work so well! Take your pick and be ready to step into summer with style.
Part 2 of our “Scale: English Summer” lookbook features selects for the warmer part of the season. Chosen pieces from Engineered Garments, Garbstore, Gitman Vintage, Post Overalls, Palace, and more create strong, contemporary looks. A smart selection of printed shorts throughout adds a sense of warmth, while lightweight blazers, jackets, and tops are suggested to keep you prepared throughout the day.
Whilst shooting our very clever and very beautiful model Kristina in our latest arrivals from shoe architect Megumi Ochi, she noted that the heels were reminiscent of Louis XIV’s. It turns out Louis had decreed that only those in Royal favour were permitted a red heel like the king himself, it showed you had made it in Court. By 1780 red heels had become a symbol of monarchist whim in revolutionary France, a pamphlet attacking Marie Antoinette was entitled Portefeuille d’un rouge (the wallet of a red heel). Our two tone courts would sit well in the court of the last Queen of France, as would Ochi’s regal almond slipper and at a push the more egalitarian noir sandal .
What worked for the Sun King works for us.
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Essex-born Charlotte Linton studied Fashion at London’s famous Central Saint Martins as well as Printed Textiles at the Royal Collage of Art, before launching her eponymous scarf label in 2009. A self-confessed obsession with archaeology, ethnography and zoology provides the inspiration for seasonal collections of ultra-covetable pieces in eclectic and vibrant prints based on the travels of her fictional muse, Ermantrude.
Printed in Scotland and hand finished in England, Linton’s scarves combine hand-drawn illustrations with digital printing on luxurious silk and wool, bringing together traditional British craftsmanship and materials with technology-based design processes for truly modern pieces destined to be future classics.
For her Autumn Winter 2012/13 collection, London-based Linton looked to Greenland and its natural environment, inhabitants and history to form the concepts for her scarf designs. The Hunting and Ritual scarf is made from 100% wool and takes its imagery from the objects used by Greenland’s native Inuit people, such as the masks used in traditional Spring rituals, while a favourite amongst Couverture staff is the Plover scarf in beautiful burnt red with a flock of Ringed Plovers printed on double georgette silk.