Broderie Anglaise I suggest we ease ourselves into spring with a little Broderie Anglaise. Broderie Anglaise is summery, but it is also this-summery. This means you look less like you’re pulling out last year’s holiday wardrobe and more like you’re neatly in step with the march of time.
Broderie Anglaise is a form of needlework incorporating cutwork, lace and embroidery. The definitive Broderie Anglaise reference for this season is the Louis Vuitton show, where models in Broderie Anglaise dresses and duster coats in sugared almond colours sat demurely side-saddle on the ornate wooden horses of a white carousel. These delicate pieces feature intricately cut details for a light and airy approach to spring/summer dressing. The ornate cutwork adds simple texture to plain tops and for this reason I would pair the Broderie Short Sleeve Top with a Stretch Cotton Pencil Skirt or Cropped Ankle Trousers for understated elegance. Of course it doesn't have to be white; Broderie is beautiful in red too. There seems to be something French chic about Broderie, in particular our favourite two-piece Broderie Short Sleeve in Red and Broderie Textured Skirt. I can imagine sitting outside of a quaint café in Paris – with a café latte and croissant. Perfecto! The Stripe Sweater with Lace Inserts would work great in this theme, especially worn with crisp white trousers. My favourite for this Spring/Summer would be the classic peplum shape top in the Nougat London Carla print and Stretch Cotton Trouser; A mix of classic and trend - très magnifique.