When Cabbages & Roses opened a shop in Wandsworth many moons ago, I whizzed straight down there to eye up all the delicious things they sold. I treated myself to single duvet covers with a blue cabbage print (I didn't have children or a single bed, it was all I could afford!) and some of their fabric covered box files. They are still pieces that I adore and use or see everyday. Oh and I do now have children that sleep under the duvets! I have loved this brand ever since and added the odd piece of incredible clothing to my wardrobe over the years. So cheesy, but it really was a dream when this collaboration came to life.
Using our little Tuk Tuk design, a pink star (reflecting the Pink city) printed in amongst a yellow (celebrating the constant sunshine in India) surround, C&R made the most immaculate and delightful capsule collection that has been for sale throughout the Summer. I am lucky enough to keep one of each piece and I know that I will treasure them forever. This is what we are supposed to do with our clothing right? Choose carefully, and buy well made pieces that we love and that will always make it through any clearing out of the wardrobe!
The wonderful Kristin Perers shot these whacky and wonderful images of the collection that I thought were unique and fun, just like our designs and just like the collection.
As the last few pieces are being sold and will disappear from the store I want to recognise the joy this small, but incredibly exciting collaboration of two passionate businesses. It was a very simple process, because we were all on the same page as to what we needed to achieve and all rode the same path in terms of vision. All in all it was a delight and will stay with me forever, fuelling me with belief and vision for future things.