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When style meets recipe – Summer season

By June 7, 2018 INSPIRATION
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The intersection of colour, taste, texture and fabrics.

The world of food is constantly changing, as is the world of fashion. These two themes run close to each other and fashion’s obsession with food is becoming a fast-growing source of inspiration. One of the most interesting aspects is how food and fashion influence and filter through society in similar ways.

“Food, like fashion, is driven by trends, seasonality and the occasional gust of hype”, Lee Tran Lam, Food writer for Vogue.

Both can be described as a form of art and have the ability to push people to experiment, be inventive, creative and express themselves.  You go to a restaurant and by doing so, express who you are or perhaps who you aim to be. It is the same with clothes.  But it is also a form of connection and socialization: how many times do we end up talking about our new dinner spots or sharing the new recipes we have discovered online?

Fashion has always been identified as a source of beauty, aesthetics and craftsmanship, and a natural extension of this is the sculptural and artistic forms that can food can take.  Just like fashion, culinary trends develop season after season, with new colours, shades and textures. And similarly, as a white shirt can be classic and timeless many dishes are go-to meals that are comforting,  delicious or even evocative of your childhood.

This week, we explore this union of style and food and bring together some of our most loved Summer styles with a selection of fresh and easy-to-cook recipes for the upcoming summer period! Let us know what you think!

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Instructions: Heat a spoon of oil in a flat frying pan, slice the aubergine and fry them for 8 minutes each side, until they start to brown. Do the same with the halloumi and prepare a bowl with spinach on a side. Chop both the fried halloumi and the aubergine into small cubes and scatter over the salad with the pomegranate seeds and finish with some yoghurt dressing. Top with salt, pepper and mint leaves for the perfect summer salad!

pimms

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Instructions: Fill a jug with ice and lemonade and top it up with Pimm’s liquor. Then chop some strawberries, oranges, cucumber and berries and add them into the jug together with fresh mint leaves. Stir gently and serve immediately or chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.

penne

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Instructions: Heat a spoon of oil in a deep pan, chop half a shallot and let it fry for a couple of minutes until soft. Cut some tomatoes and add them to the pan together with the shallots and let them cook until they start to soften. Bring water to the boil, add the pasta and some coarse salt and simmer for 8 minutes. Once ready, drain the pasta and pour it in the pan, together with fresh ricotta, basil leaves and black pepper, then mix well and gently until the cheese has melted. Serve warm.

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Instructions: Pre-heat oven to 300°F. Drop the raspberries and sugar in a food processor and mix until liquefied.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Place egg whites and sugar in a bowl and mix vigorously until the meringue is stiff.  Drizzle half of the raspberry sauce over the mixture and fold gently to combine.  Dollop some mixture on to the prepared baking sheet, ensuring the meringues are roughly the same size, then bake for 25 mins. Once cooked, turn the oven off and leave them to rest for about 2 hours.

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Instructions: Fill 1/3 of the ice lolly moulds with the edible flowers. Pour 0.5 lt of Elderflower syrup and two parts water into a jug and mix. Pour the liquid carefully into the lolly moulds. Seal the top of the moulds and place them in the freezer for at least one day. To remove the lollies from the moulds, hold them under warm water for a moment, which will make it easier to remove them. Serve immediately.

Yves Saint Laurent once said, “All elements of life follow a certain style,” but there’s one thing that never goes out of fashion, and that’s good food.

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Les 100 Ciels at All Points East

By May 25, 2018 EVENTS
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Summer is approaching and together with it some exciting news of a ten-day musical festival hitting London this May. This brand new ten day event, named All Points East, will first run from Friday 25 May 2018 until the 28th of May at the city’s Victoria Park, followed by a four – day community – focused programme, packed with comedy, food, outdoor cinema and more to reflect the vibrancy of its surrounding area.

The event is split between the opening festival, as well as standalone headline acts by Catfish & The Bottlemen, The National and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Get your tickets now as they are going fast! With tickets ranging between £59.95 and £259.95, All Points East line-up and schedule is as follows:

Friday 25th May: Kicking off with the iconic LCD Soundsystem headlining the stage , the event will follow with artists such as Phoenix, the eclectic Glass Animals, electronic pioneer Richie Hawtin and Berlin club titans Dixon and George Fitzgerald; all together creating a one-of-a-kind experience of unmissable live music.

Saturday 26th May: Following this amazing line-up comes the equally spectacular Saturday night in which the acclaimed The xx will be performing their signature minimalist electronic sound live, whilst pop artist Lorde will be joining them to showcase her exciting latest album ‘Melodrama’.  Mercury Prize winner Sampha will be offering electronic delights from debut album ‘Process’, followed by the Jamaican superstar Popcaan, the dreamy electronic pop of Lykke Li and Rex Orange County!

Sunday 27th May: Going out with a bang on Sunday is the Icelandic superstar and cult legend Bjork who, after four decades, shows certainly no signs of slowing down with brand new album ‘Utopia’. Joined by Beck, whose reputation is growing fast, making him one of the most unmissable performers of the moment.

The Bank Holiday Monday will bring some exciting entertainment, including a street food market curated by Sourced Market, pop-up bars, creative workshops courtesy of Hackney Arts and an outdoor cinema showing movies like The Breakfast Club and Moulin Rouge. In between all that action, however, All Points East continues with a free event called All Points Equal. Themed on 100 years of votes for women in Britain, the event will see live panels, outdoor film screenings (catch Moana, Suffragette, and Made in Dagenham throughout the day), free live music, a staged Suffragette rally, and many more.

We have secured our tickets, what about you?

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Behind the collection | AW16

By August 25, 2016 BEHIND THE SCENES
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Our new Autumn collection is here!

We’re so excited to share with you our inspirations behind our beautiful new collection.

Our designs for the Autumn season take inspiration from minimalist twentieth-century architectural style.  The colour palette and the organic forms used in the work of Le Corbusier and the monochromatic structural qualities of Mies van der Rohe’s work inform the designs throughout the season.

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We have focused on simplicity through using clean lines and with a pure use of colour at the beginning of the season. The structure of the garments refer to the lines used in modern architecture with sculptured silhouettes and curved forms.

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Textural, weather-worn exteriors are the inspiration for print. Building materials such as concrete, steel and brick inspired the colour palette of the collection, and offer texture to surfaces.

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Les 100 Ciels’ luxurious cashmere features at the heart of every collection and this season this beautiful yarn is given a multi-dimensional effect by varying weights and layering.

We hope that you enjoy wearing our new collection!

Shop new arrivals here.

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Summer linens inspired by nature

By July 1, 2016 BEHIND THE SCENES
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Our new dyed linens are inspired by the ever-changing nature of the sky, reflecting our name Les 100 Ciels (One Hundred Skies in French).

From indigo summer skies to golden sunsets, these hues embody the colours of warm climates, whilst the natural linen quality feels fresh and cool.

The tie-dyed linen styles are individually hand dyed, meaning that each one is unique! Ombre colours and prints have inspired our designers throughout this Spring Summer ’16 season and this has been reflected in styles our new golden toned pieces.

Read on to see our moodboards for the new linen styles!


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Shop now | Hue Linen Top          Shop now | Tone Linen Cardigan           Tip: Pair both together!


 

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Shop now | Hue Linen top         Shop now | Tone Linen Cardigan       Tip: Pair both together!


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Shop now | Trace Linen Vest         Shop now | Taint Linen Top      Shop now | Strike Linen Cardigan 

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Buy now, wear forever

By June 28, 2016 Editor's Picks, SALE
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We’ve picked our top styles from our Summer Sale to make choosing your forever-piece easier!


 

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Rica          flow            sheer

 


 

Prints

avhia    hiro     sketch


 

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nubuck       rosey              zuz


 

Cashmere

hallie       draper        nian

Shop all our Summer Sale here!

 

 

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sculptured silhouettes in cool cotton

By May 6, 2016 NEW ARRIVALS
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Cool cotton and neutral palettes complement the crisp tailoring and elegant lines of this new wave of minimalism.

Our new designs for spring are influenced by 90’s minimalism and structural architecture. Attention to detail and ultimate comfort is in focus here- fused hems and box pleats give a contemporary feel.

Read on for more details about the styles in our edit!


Glow pleated blouse

Elevated from a simple t-shirt shape, this gorgeous blouse has been given a boxy shape which slopes subtly at the back. It’s easy-to-wear with a zip at the back and the pleats on the lower half add a feminine touch.

Tip: Wear with slim fitting trousers

Shop here!

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Rico pleated top

This go-with-everything top has a beautiful asymmetric hem with fused edges- giving it a modern and clean finish. The cotton poplin gives structure to the pleats at the back and is contrasted with loose, comfortable cotton jersey at the front for a contemporary take on the t-shirt.

Tip: This style looks great with jeans.

Shop here!

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Carrie pleated dress

Sister to Rico, this cotton dress is perfect for garden parties under the sun as the cotton poplin on the back is cool and fresh to the touch and the cotton jersey on the front is lightweight and ultra comfortable. The beauty of this dress is that you can dress it up or down depending on the occasion- the epitome of easy, breezy spring style.

Tip: Carrie looks just as good with casual sliders as it does with heeled sandals.

Shop here!

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Avron t-shirt

Simple and effortless this cotton T-shirt has been updated with fused hems to give a clean finish and modern look.

Tip: This tee looks great dressed up with our palazzo pants, Pall, or with our luxe joggers, Tyle.

Shop here!

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