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Kent based ceramicist Michaela Gall is renowned for her hand painted domestic ware designs. Working from a converted stable she uses as a studio, Gall works in maiolica, a ceramic technique originating in Renaissance Italy where a tin glaze is applied over an earthenware base. With a background in illustration and painting having trained at Chelsea School of Art, Michaela progressed to working with pottery after taking classes for years and enjoying the freedom the medium brings.

“I like the moment of distortion where you can sort of pull it into any shape, make it crooked or off centre; I like that sort of elasticity and flux. I’m not aiming for perfection you can buy that in Ikea.

To mark our 15th anniversary, we have commissioned Gall to create a range of hand painted ceramics depicting fashion industry greats in her archetypal folk influenced style. Her humorous and playful portraits of Karl Lagerfeld, Donatella Versace, Vivienne Westwood and more, are fitting to coincide with London Fashion Week, 12th – 16th of September.

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There are only a few more days to go until our exclusive Penfield Kids launch party at Couverture & the Garbstore and we have been busy transforming the store. Join us 12 til 5pm on Sunday 7 September to see live displays from renowned children’s entertainer, AnimalMan who will be joined by some of his favourite furry (and scaly and prickly) friends including meerkats, tarantulas, and snakes!  Singer Rae Evens will be on hand to lead campfire songs with her ukulele and we need help decorating our giant tepee.

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New to Couverture this season is German designer Svenja Specht’s elegantly androgynous label, Reality Studio. Not tied to seasonal trends or fast fashion, Reality Studio focuses on cleverly constructed pieces in luxurious fabrics and effortless shapes.

For S/S 14, the brand has collaborated with French scarf label Milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre; renowned for their digital printing and photo montage techniques. The result is a contemporary collection with an intriguing mix of surrealist designs and a vibrant colourful palette.

The collection is available online and in-store.

Suna Trousers | Okto Canvas Ballerina Shoes |  Loose T-shirt by Base Range

Tora dress in lobster | Maison scarf by Milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre


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The Couverture buying team recently travelled to Paris Fashion Week to view the Autumn Winter ’14 collections. In addition to the much anticipated food and ambience unique to Paris, highlights included a visit to cult Japanese label Minä Perhonen, whose collection was presented in the exquisite surroundings of the Swedish Institute in the Marais; a former 16th century hotel which still bears original features dating back to Louise XVI; as well as iconic French shoemaker Michel Vivien, Nolita favourite A Détacher and new to Couverture, hip t-shirt label G.Kero.

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Returning for a second season at The Garbstore,  New York brand Outdoor Voices specialises in dynamic sports-couture, reworking and deconstructing the downtown aesthetic to push the boundaries of activewear. As purveyors of the active urban lifestyle, founders Matthew McIntyre and Tyler Haney base their collections on their own experiences spent on the tracks, paths fields and streets of New York.

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Kit out your summer wardrobe with superior accessories and be ready for whatever weather the British summer throws your way. Seriously stylish acetate frames from cult designer Thierry Lasry along with lightweight scarves in go-with-anything hues from Ikou Tschüss are your key pieces for tackling the inevitably unpredictable elements.

Above: Perfidy Sunglasses by Thierry Lasry | Folkloristic Silk Scarf by Ikou Tschüss

Bowery Sunglasses by Thierry Lasry | Rolling John Silk Scarf by Ikou Tschüss

Virginity 870 by Thierry Lasry | Grey Pearls Swiss Cotton Scarf by Ikou Tschüss Read more

Engineered Garments Ground Jacket with Sunny Sports Picture Shorts


Gauntlets Stud Front Western Shirt with Engineered Garments Cinch Pant 


Bodega Print Short Sleeved Button Shirt with Gitman Bros Vintage Shorts 
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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.

Above: Megumi Ochi Panton Pumps

Megumi Ochi Ligno Sandals

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Bring new meaning to the dressed up look and choose between Rachel Comey, Stine Goya or Megan Park for that perfect head turner piece.

Above Megan Park Printed silk CGG dress / Aesa Solange necklace

Rachel Comey Lima dress / Lizzie Fortunato Nineties Beyond necklace / Atelier Nunu 2 way clutch / Rachel Comey Bridges sandals

Rachel Comey Astro dress
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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.

LOOK 01: Bodega Print Short Sleeved Shirt | Engineered Garments Printed Pocket Tee | Gitman Bros Vintage Shorts | Engineered Garments Bucket Hat

LOOK 02: Bedwin & The Heartbreakers Tailor Shirt | Engineered Garments Reversible Vest | Arpenteur Kaolin Shorts

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