Our work began back in the spring. In fact, Julia and I probably started thinking about our winter wardrobes and what FLINT would present, as early as the winter before that. I find it's always easier planning out what you might be wanting a year down the line during the season you're actually in, that way, when it comes to visiting the showrooms and watching the shows, eagerly anticipating what they'll show this time, the trends they'll reveal, it's so much easier to zone in on all those pieces that you felt you were looking for last time around.
For instance, I found myself desperately looking for a great winter coat - a long, tweedy coat in dark grey - and so I'm happy to say Barena has made the perfect one this season. Long line, with a stand up collar in a beautiful charcoal and black colourway, it strikes just the right balance between smart and informal. It's a piece that'll last and you'll love forever..
Masscob has also given us the perfect jacket. Made from a beautiful wool and linen blend, the fabric has an incredible texture which is soft and warm but lightweight too which makes it perfect for slightly milder winter days when you don't need to layer up too much. The longer line makes it slightly more masculine in feel but it also looks great over a dress or paired with a long skirt. I love it with the white textured cotton shirts Masscob have done this season. The lace trimmed version, click here to have a look, is on my list and has been flying out.
East By East West is another Flint favourite and has cultivated a strong following which grows season by season. The winter collection is the best yet and our go-to for simple, tailored pieces in beautiful fabrics, with a slight utility edge. Key pieces this autumn include an amazing duffle coat in ecru cashmere and the old school style cable knit jumpers that bring a well-loved classic bang up to date.
Reiko, a denim brand from Paris that continues to go from strength to strength, have delivered a great collection of denim jeans and we're loving the new skinny/slouchy style that feels so much more modern than a straightforward skinny or boyfriend jean. This collection will soon appear on our website so keep checking in for updates.
Take a look through our online selection but to see the collection in full, we do hope you can come and visit us in store someday...