By this time of year, we’re growing tired of our wardrobe black and greys and we’re in search of colour.
Summer will bring a vibrant array of cobalt blues, acid bright citrus and rich reds, but in the mean time, a few collections offer some winter-ready pieces to brighten the days.
Drawing inspiration from the painterly prints of the international runways, David Lawrence head of design Toni Simpson has brought to life print pieces with artful flair.
“We have injected a pop of colour and intrigue through our graffiti-print range,” says Simpson. “We drew inspiration from the abstract expressionist movement from artists such as Jackson Pollock. This particular print is reminiscent of his drip painting technique.”
A black-based print allows the pieces to be paired with basic black and neutrals, or clashing prints for the more daring. Clean lines counteract the vibrant print to ground the pieces for realistic easy incorporation in anyone’s wardrobe.
“To keep the bold print toned down, it is important to keep the silhouette of the garment classic and versatile,” says Simpson.
“Also, we keep in mind how the David Lawrence lady will wear the print as an outfit. We like to work it back with everyday monochromatic pieces such as black culottes for a polished yet stylish look.
“It is always important for the prints to be practical yet elegant.”
The latest collection also features a knee-length culoutte – a modern alternative to a midi skirt but with a slightly sporty edge.