Following on from the stunning AW13 collection, practicality and simplicity are still the fundamental design elements of the Kate Sheridan label but this season with a playful twist.
Kate Sheridan introduces a toy box of colour for SS14. Economically friendly Italian Vegetable Tanned Leather continues to be used for the collection of smart handbags routed in their purity of design. An irresistable and addictive selection of toy box colour blocking combined with perfectly formed satchel style bags with popper detail are all crafted in the UK, in keeping with the simple and bold feeling of the season.
A first for Kate Sheridan, digital print is being used across all print stories. High definition is fractionalised with the disrupted print creating a stylised mixture of softs and brights combined in one pixel popping print. For a summer injection, cheeky tropical climbing monkeys in jungle inspired colourways swing on practical totes and daily essentials combining ocean blue tones and jungle colour combinations.
Kate’s signature triangle print has been re-worked again for SS14. The popular geometric triangle print has gone digital for the first time and is used as an all over digital print on soft nude vegeatble tanned leather in large and small accessories.
Kate’s triangle print has also been up-scaled to line a waxed denim batwing coat and jacket for a bold summer statement. The combination of slick, waxed denim in solid indigo with the bold popping triangle print lining creates a truly special outerwear piece. Washable waxed cotton has also been added to the collection of batwing jackets for a simple solution to summer layering.
Textures continue to inspire the collection with woven horse hair and flock printed leather used across a range of clutch bags. Further developments into 3D shapes, cubic structures and multi-faceted forms add playful craftsmanship to the collection with the use of iridescent multi surfaced beads on the ‘Alice clutch’ and hand painted oversized wooden balls on the ‘Ball bag’ to add 3D dimensions to this seasons accessories.
The continuing ‘all-white’ fashion themes are given a lighter touch with sugary almond white leather used across the collection as a soft frosting.
Summer has inspired a need for innovation with the use of strong boating sail fabric in attention grabbing grid colour pops for a selection of practical tote shapes with a sportier feel. The sports luxe mood continues with a rework of the trusty practical duffle bag. A need for practicality and utility inspired the use of coated sand cotton and British waxed denim with durable leather trims completed with rope straps.
Summer embroidery themes are comined with screen prints for simple, day time bags. A British take on summer weather time created the ‘Weather tote’ and in support of ‘Friends of the Earth Bee Cause’, dizzy bees buzz on the the front of the ‘Bee tote’ where £1 will be donated to the bee cause for each sale of the bag.
For more info visit www.katesheridan.com