Kate Sheridan’s pieces are both bang on trend and great investments. Managing to combine class and quality with a poppy twist, it’s no wonder she sold in stockists the world over and high street brands have specifically approached her for commissions. Beginning in 2001 she launched the label ‘Sheridan + Minns’ at London’s Fashion Week with friend and St Martins textile design graduate Helen Minns. Retailing in cutting-edge boutiques in England, Europe and the Far East, it got rave reviews in fashion and lifestyle publications worldwide before Spring/Summer 2004 saw the brand streamlined into ‘Kate Sheridan’.
Since then, interest in the label from fashion press and buyers has seen her commissioned to create her own diffusion line named ‘what kate did next….’ by Topshop; designing exclusive fabrics for Urban Outfitters; and asked to produce a print for the National Gallery which was applied not only to handbags but also to a range of tea towels, mugs, notebooks and mirrors! So what beauties are we lusting over at IndependentBoutique.com? One thing for sure, you won’t be needing a mirror to check you look the business modelling these items…
You can’t beat a tote. With Bottega Veneta, Loewe and Roberto Cavalli models carrying them in block colour neutrals in their 2012/13 winter collections it’s clear they’re a timeless classic. Whether on the beach or striding to the office this Leather Mustard Tote is perfect for everyday use. With its secure zip fastening on the top, two shoulder straps and a generously sized front zip pocket for easy access to your important items, this offering from Sheridan’s High End collection will become a stalwart of any wardrobe.
The same can be said of this Two Tone Popper Bag. A slightly larger version of Sheridan’s popular small popper, this is a structured leather bag with two silver popper fastenings and long, adjustable buckle strap. Made from the finest quality Italian leather with pigsplit lining in a contrasting colour, it has the trademark stamp of quality that Kate Sheridan’s pieces ooze. With Elie Saab’s shoulder bags and Gucci’s chain-handled winter 2012/13 numbers coming in acid brights, you can carry this glorious mustard bag straight from the summer sun into the winter months.
From Jonathon Saunder’s luxurious fabrics to Loewe’s leather varsity jackets the coming winter season is all about premium materials, making the ethos at Kate Sheridan a sure fire winner for your winter wear. This Water Resistant Batwing Hooded Raincoat is part of her waxed cotton collection and, judging from the huge coats donned at Alexander McQueen, Fendi, Pucci, Blumarine, Giorgio Armani and Gareth Pugh…(you get the picture) this gorgeous creation should be an autumn staple. One size fits all and it’s approximately kneelength. With deep pockets, turn-up sleeves which reveal the contrasting cotton lining and two overlapping front panels that button up near the shoulders; it should keep you snug throughout those distant December days.
But Kate Sheridan isn’t just plum on winter’s catwalk trends. This rucksack shows she’s very much in tune with the high street. Branded anti-It bags, the proliferation of satchels and rucksacks in Urban Outfitters, H&M and Topshop are symptomatic of a retro/geek chic/organic/festival feel. What’s more, they are undeniably practical! So sit smug on your bike, bus or tube into work with this cute lightweight rucksack made from waxed cotton with adjustable leather buckle straps and leather trim detailing in a contrasting colour. With a mobile pocket and a zip pocket inside, along with thick, striped cotton lining; now you don’t have to look like your 8 year old primary school self, but a city-smart lady when hoick-ing around laptop, kindle, lunch et al!
And whilst you’re on the go, grab this delightful and very reasonably priced Rainbow Card Holder. Perfect for your oysters or just plain credit cards its lovely multicoloured wave design, from the Rainbow range, will cheer you up as you whip out your plastic.
With a signature mix of timeless quality fabrics and quirky modern twists, Kate Sheridan’s already in high demand and is sure to keep on getting bigger; so get perusing the rest of her collection on the site if you want a slice of this savvy and super talented designer!
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