If I could wear only one brand for the rest of my life, I swear it would be Kirsty Ward. It would be easy with her original jewellery and garments that are designed to be layered, therefore offering up a variety of looks. Alongside her bag collaboration with Williams Handmade, KW would have me kitted out from head to ankle, in half belted coats, trousers with short and skirt overlays, back fastened shirts, multi fabric colour blocked dresses and t-shirts. I say ankle because she doesn’t do shoes, but if she did, I am sure they would be fabulous too.
Autumn Winter 2015/16 is Kirsty Ward’s 10th collection, I really don’t know where has the time gone. I was front row at her debut ones to watch and it was love at first sight. Her continued inspiration comes from purposefully contradicting elements, texture and layering. A key calling card is her work with jewellery embellishment techniques, weaving their way through accessories to garments. I loved her crocheted bobble hats last season so was glad to see the latest incarnation of colour blocked stripes and oversized pom poms that have been embroidered with ﬂocked beads and crystal clusters. Sport luxe elements continue to feature in fastenings, fabric choices and construction details. using lightweight british wools, glitter infused knits, airtex and heavy check wool.
The latest Kirsty Ward and Williams Handmade collaboration comprises of 4 cubed bags of various sizes. embellished with tassel clusters of crystals, coils and large bubble gum pink coloured beads.