It’s no secret Skin and Threads was looking at Where the Wild Things Are in the development of next winter’s collection.
The iconic children’s book that never stops being readable, charming and beautiful; we’ve felt like running away, being the king or queen of our own world, but ultimately realizing that we miss the people we love and we have to return home.
We couldn’t resist the idea of feathers and scales and skins, of representing them in different ways through texture, fabric and colour choice. Of having an adventure again.
From oversized mottled knitwear and suede fringing, wool felt and mock textile prints on silk, the collection is all about texture, designed to be reminiscent of monster’s fur and fay away lands.
For AW16 we wanted warmth, comfort and a sense of familiarity. Our silk prints mimic traditional tweeds, twills and checks, while our new tailored cardigan and relaxed pant look and feel like knitwear but are made from a beautifully soft woven fabric made and designed for us (in Italy).
Tailoring has been given an update with our new Shawl Collar Blazer and our bib front dinner shirt continues the new formality.
Fabrication has been key to the development of the AW16 collection and we have pushed Skin and Threads further than ever with exciting textile technology.
Our Patch Pocket Jacket is a raw edge wool felt that wears like jersey, but can be dressed up and our amazing new Double Breasted Coat is sure to become a winter classic. It is available in a deep, navy mélange wool.
Look to our wool/cashmere crown sweater to see this is serious collection with a twinkle in its eye.
To remind us we were all kids once.
Shop our new collection in store at all S&T boutique, Myer Melbourne and Sydney City concessions and online (www.skinandthreads.com).