Sep 14, 2017 | By Sarah Owen
Feb 20, 2011
London: After twenty years in the business, Jackson knows what her customers want. Rugged homespun knits? Check. Masculine tailoring? Check. Delicate dresses? Check. The designer’s signature pieces were revitalized by a moody palette of blood reds and misty neutrals ideal for exploring the wild moors of Yorkshire (or London’s first Whole Foods in Kensington). 1920s-inspired sheer tea dresses with dropped waists and oversized floral prints lent a feminine edge to a collection rooted in separates. Standout woolen knitwear held different weights within each garment to add texture and graphic interest. Tailored pieces were boxy in front but draped into exaggerated bows in the back. In a final artisanal effort, pleated trousers were decorated with childlike diamond drawings, and paired with hand-knitted multi-color sweaters.
Color: Blood / Tomato / Brick Red / Putty / Albino / Mist
Key Items: Rugged hand knits / Boxy masculine jackets / Tea dresses / Cropped loose fit trousers / Mixed weight knitwear
Materials: Lightweight cashmere / Fleeced boiled wools / Alpaca / Ragged wooly lace / Patent leather / Supple matte Leather / Nylon / Sheepskin
Print + Pattern: Oversized blossomed flowers / Childlike diamond drawings
Details + Trim: Roll neck collars / Dropped shoulders / Exaggerated bows on the back of tailoring / Sequins / Faux fur trim / Zip-up backs / Drawstrings / Pleated trousers
Accessories + Footwear: Perspex floral hair accessories / Thin silver chain belts / Patent leather bags with silver chain straps / Oversize tote bags
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