Wish List: Colenimo

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If you fancy picking up some late summer sale items why not head over to Colenimo? Their S/S13 collection, which is now featured in the archive sale, is inspired by Helen Wills Moody, a famous tennis player from┬áthe 1920’s and early 30’s.
The garments include British mill wool/linen suits, pure silk crepe dresses and simple cotton sun dresses made from British men’s shirting fabric. My favourites are the backwards sailor tops and the over-dyed shirts coloured with English woad, a natural deep indigo dye.
Colenimo is a small London-based company that produces all its clothes in the UK. Founded by Aya Nakagawa, the label strives to evoke a perfect vision of yesterday, creating timeless, elegant clothing in modern shapes with vintage details.
If tennis whites aren’t your thing, you may prefer the motor racing inspired A/W collection coming soon…

Summer dresses: Rennes

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I was going to show you an Autumn/Winter collection today, but the weather is pretty amazing in the West Country right now and looking at woolly jumpers doesn’t seem appropriate. So let’s just enjoy the breezy simplicity of these handmade dresses by Rennes instead.
Rennes is a small sewing house based in Boston, Massachusetts. From start to finish Julia Okun drafts, cuts, and sews every piece in the collection, placing attention on small details, unique materials, and quality of craftsmanship. The company is inspired by simplicity and the belief that making an item by hand creates community. I love this idea and Julia’s dresses (and bags) are my kind of everyday wear.