Autumn/Winter 2017 Bohemian
A seventies autumn/ winter collection with a heavy touch of bohemian twist of contemporary and classic elements inspired by Bianca Jaggers wardrobe and seventies silhouettes; Wide leg culottes, afghan coats, fringed chiffon dresses, robe style jackets, luxurious fabrics of suedes, velvets and Mongolian fur inspired from Chatsworth House interior, from embroidered fringed fur gilets to Ossie Clark inspired dresses.
In the 1970s Stella Tennant, visited her grandparents at Chatsworth House. Her grandfather Andrew Cavendish, 11th Duke of Devonshire and Grandmother Deborah, Dowager Duchesss always love to throw spectacular parties and special events. The Mitford sisters were known for their outlandish behaviour. Their guests included fashion designer Ossie Clark, Bill Gibb, Bianca Jagger and photographer Norman Parkinson, and since her grandmother’s death looking back at her time at Chatsworth House now model Stella may have been only 7 years old at the time but she would always remember those outrageous parties. As Stella’s niece pulls out all the party 1970s garments kept in a room at Chatsworth house, she listened to Stella’s recounts of wild party at Chatsworth House.
As a womenswear designer I would sum up my signature style as eclectic. I’m intrigued by colour, embroidery, fabric manipulation and luxurious fabrics that have texture such as snake skin, mohair and leather. Attention to detail is considered when designing a garment; whether it’s minimal simplicity, femininity and masculinity pieces to each collection I design I think it’s important that I have my own imprint on it.