Scotland Calling..

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No joke..since the remains of Hurricane Bertha blew through, the temps in London have kept falling..we were down to single figures this morning – but it does make looking at autumn clothes that much easier…

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Like the new, vibrant ready-to-wear collection by Barrie, the historic Scottish cashmere manufacturer now owned by Chanel.

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Chanel purchased Barrie Knitwear in 2012 saving the jobs of all 176 employees when it went into administration at a time when it seemed mass-produced synthetic fibres would rule the world.

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This is their first ready-to-wear collection, designed by Odile Massuger and it magically weaves all the best elements both Companies have to give: Quality, luxury (3 fleeces used per jumper), care (they bathe their yarn in Sottish river water to make it softer) and cutting-edge design that’s allowed to take risks: clashing colours and mashing patterns..camo with fair isle, modern with old..

011951770002_1Take this scarf...the front..

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But lets not forget the back..all in all, it’s an incredible, edible combination..

Laters, Kate x

9 comments

  1. itwasjudith

    I was reading while ago of the take-over and was really glad that Chanel rescued the company, the jobs and the know-how! it would have been such a pity to lose it all.
    I like the green and blue dress!

  2. dievca

    I love that scarf and the dress with the green camo skirt. I also love cashmere – sigh – my pocket book won’t love these items. XO

  3. .virginia.romo.

    It is good to know that something like that doesn’t go lost. It has to be a dream to be in that cashmere dress. Kate, I am so sorry for you under that weather! Here is not that bad but it is already sad to be in August contemplating the idea of turning the heating on.