January 14, 2016
I have been aware in a rather vague way of Cabbages & Roses since 2010, when I worked in an office near one of their shops. I then considered them to be a very English brand that was a bit like a cross between Cath Kidson and vintage Laura Ashley. A more muted palettte, more texture, paler and more elegant. I liked it. Then I moved office and they fell off my radar. I recently rediscovered them and found this really wonderful Winter ’15 lookbook. I really like all the clothes, fabrics, silhouettes and the mood of it all. Particularly the wool hats! The girl in the lookbook seems to have a pretty enjoyable life, wearing lace up boots with party dresses, cosy knitwear in apple orchards and tweed for bike riding, very appealing. And looking back through their archives shows more of the same. I’m impressed. They also sell homewares and fabric so you could have the full Cabbages&Roses lifestyle. Plus they are currently having a sale. Also as in my previous post, it’s great to see a smaller English brand doing such great things. More info here.
All images from Cabbages & Roses