The Precious Rose Shirt

This precious print taps into autumn’s Dark Romance trend.
9th October 2013


This precious print has a story. As seen in Vogue and ELLE’s runway reports, it taps into autumn’s Dark Romance trend – the traditionally romantic rose has a mysterious new setting, just like Matthew’s muse for winter – the English Rose. She is off on her travels but not without her most treasured possessions: heirloom jewels and antique brooches of crystal hummingbirds and lizards sparkle like the ice and snow of her destination in the Northern Lights.

The design began with a small swatch of original Norwegian appliqué blanket – the means by which we imagine she carries her treasures. Against this background, real roses and jewels are placed with a decoupage technique. They intertwine to dazzling effect, juxtaposing the collection’s English origins with the traditions of its far-flung destination.

Tell a tale with your tailoring… The End

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