Lizzie Fortunato Francoise Gold Plated Necklace
Aesa Deco Quartz Spires Bangle
Odette Ojos Brass Cuff & Small Amuletum Pendant
To mark Vogue’s Online Fashion Week, Couverture are giving away one of Charlotte Linton’s pieces to one lucky recipient – simply sign up to our newsletter or retweet us (@Couverture188) when we talk about Vogue’s Online Fashion Week to be entered into the free prize draw.
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.
It’s that time of year and Christmas shopping has begun in earnest. Here at Couverture and the Garbstore we like to make it that little bit easier to tackle that list, so we’ve got extended opening hours over December and online delivery right up until Christmas Eve.
From the beginning of December we will also be opening our doors on Sundays, from 12-5pm, giving you a whole extra day to drop by and pick up that perfect gift. If you’re ordering online and need guaranteed Christmas delivery, for UK customers the cut off is before 12pm on Friday 21st December and international orders no later than 12pm on Tuesday 18th December (please be aware of local customs opening times before ordering, this may delay your order arrival time). The online delivery schedule will run up until Christmas Eve when we will ship the final orders of 2012 before closing offices until 2nd January 2012.
We’ll also be open right through to Christmas, with doors open from 10-2pm on Christmas Eve, perfect for those who tend to leave it to the last minute as we’ve got something for everyone here, from kids’ toys and stocking fillers, through to covetable gift ideas for wives, mothers, boyfriends, brothers and more. We’ll also help you wrap it with our bespoke gift-wrap and in-house designed illustrated tags.
Post Christmas we’ll be open again on 2nd January with normal hours of 10-6pm.
We get some very well dressed children around our store, many are little mini-me versions of their stylish Mums and Dads, so in honour of them we’ve gone for a game of Snap! using coordinating pieces from our current Couverture and the Garbstore collections…
Wow, well that was fun! Couverture opened its doors on Sunday for our childrens event and it was a real success…
We uncovered some out-of-print editions of The Red Balloon with stills from Albert Lamorisse’s 1956 cult French film (which are still available in-store) and decided to theme our event around it. We had games and entertainment, including a balloon artist of such epic skill that mouths hung open in amazement… and the kids were pretty impressed, too!
A shark eating a diver was a masterpiece in balloon form (and the little man in the picture was much more impressed with his finished piece than he looks here!)
For those that could drag themselves away from the balloon-making, there were masks to decorate with lots of spectacular cats, bunnies and bears leaving the store.
See you next time!
As the colder weather sets in, there’s nothing better than beautiful knitwear to keep the chill at bay and this season the simplest way to chic is pairing your woolies with a statement necklace. With that in mind, we’ve put together some coordinating duos from our current collection for effortless autumn dressing… Read more