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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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SS16 Designer’s Inspiration

By January 22, 2016 BEHIND THE SCENES, NEW ARRIVALS
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New season, new knitwear!

Want to be in the know about next season’s key shapes and colours? Look no further than our interview with the brains behind the new Spring Summer ’16 styles, our Head Designer Stephanie.

She tells us what inspired her designs this season by showing us a glimpse of her moodboard, and explains what qualities we will all be wearing this summer. Bring on the warmer months!


 

“This season, we’ve taken inspiration from the minimal 90’s decade, with particular emphasis on structure and simplistic silhouettes. We’ve used references from the archives of couture design and combined this with interesting yarn techniques for a modern feel.”

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“We’ve looked at primitive, tribal influences to inform our print designs. The main focus for colour has come from the work of artist Callum Innes. He uses a method of layering pigments of colour, which results in a vivid array of tones. We’ve translated these varying hues into a fusion of pale pink, grey marls and indigo ombré details.”

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“In this Spring Summer season, we’ve focused on using natural fabrics like washed silks, linen and cotton. Our signature summer quality, cotton poplin, gives you a freshness when worn making it perfect for warmer days! We’ve also experimented with hand-dyed fabrics, making each piece one-of-a-kind.”

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 “Box pleats, fused trims and slim forms are the key design details and silhouettes for the season. We have also developed the cape shape, which can be seen across dresses, tops and coats. I like to pair these pieces with our slim-lines styles to create an elegant shape that’s versatile and modern.”

Coming soon….

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Top picks!

By January 7, 2016 Editor's Picks, FASHION
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Our Winter Sale is in full swing and there are plenty of amazing offers to be had! From knitted duos to warming coats, we have your winter wardrobe (at up to 50% off!) covered.

Explore our top picks from our sale below.

 


 

The cashmere jumper

There’s nothing better than going into the new year with a chunky cashmere jumper. The fresh, icy mornings of January never fail to get us digging out our trusty heavy weight sweaters to keep us cosy. Aleena is our star cashmere piece for this season due to it’s timeless qualities and it’s luxurious softness. It has the all important goes-with-everything factor and is now 30% off!

Shop now!

Styling tip:

Pair with a slim fitting knitted skirt such as Atlas or with our cropped Jo trousers for a street style worthy look. (both now on sale!)

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Shop Aleena Cashmere Roll Neck here!


The belted coat

Want to up the luxury factor by layering a coat over your Aleena jumper? Anais is our belted long-line coat which has a gorgeous quilt like feel. We like to wear it over a cashmere roll neck and boyfriend jeans for a casual weekend look, or over a party dress in the evening. Now 50% off!

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Design detail:

We added a high neck line, meaning that it can be pulled up around the neck and ears for added warmth.

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The knitwear duo

Calling all knitwear lovers! Finally there’s a trend that allows us to wear head-to-toe knit. We have the perfect combo, and are both half price in our Winter Sale! These knitted  separates allow you to double up in matching tones for a chic, sleek silhouette or style on their own for versatility.

Shop Atlas skirt and Plutus oversized tunic now.

Design detail: This duo are ribbed wool with a slight elastane, which means that you won’t feel confined and can wear with ease.

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The long coat

A winter must have: Our Uma long-line coat. This style has a straight fit which allows your to layer your all important chunky jumper underneath! The on-trend length is flattering for any height and the contrasting lapels and sleeves add a dynamic quality.

Shop now at 50% off!

Styling tip: Contrast with a feminine look underneath for a modern feel.

 

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Discover more exclusive offers in our Winter Sale, shop here!

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Hello Autumn

By August 14, 2015 BEHIND THE SCENES
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Judging from the weather recently, we are more than ready to embrace cashmere season once again. Our Autumn collection couldn’t have come sooner! With the unpredictable weather playing havoc with our daily dressing, all we are dreaming about is crisp autumn mornings cocooned in our new cashmere, coffee in hand.

As you may have read in our previous blog post on our Autumn/Winter ’15 collection, we were hugely inspired by the work of photographer Sarah Moon. Her signature photographic style of dream-like images which represent femininity, are free from time and context. It is these timeless emblems of luxury and nostalgia that lends to the designs of the new collection. The tone of the collection is influenced by her use of colour, ranging from a muted palette of blush hues and through to strong teal and dark ash as the season develops.

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As always, cashmere remains at the heart of the new collection. Our 100% cashmere essential range features subtle detailing such as ribbing and drop hems. They are perfect for the change in season and will play a huge part in our autumn wardrobes. They look great paired with our new cropped trouser length or our long line skirts.

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Paige £109, Maggie £99 and Dena £129


Light-weight outer layers will play a key role in dressing for the in-between seasons. They are light enough to wear over a dress for an sophisticated evening look, or over a chunky knit and trousers for a weekend stroll through the park.

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Naomi, £179


Ponchos and capes are making a come-back in the new collection. We’ve styled them over slim line roll necks and cropped trousers and are great way to ease you into the cooler weather. Ailsa highlights our jewel tones and neutrals in our autumn colour palette, with a ribbing detail on the shoulder. Dizar taps into our colour-block trend and is a great way to inject pops of colour into your wardrobe. This piece is super versatile as it can be worn 2 ways, alternating the button detailing from the side to the front.

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Ailsa £129, Dizar, £179


Our cashmere lounge wear remains as cosy and luxurious as ever, because who doesn’t want to be in head-to-toe cashmere?!

Our Natalia joggers and hoodie Steph are a match made in heaven and can be paired with our cashmere essentials for a relaxed at-home look.

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Natalia joggers £109, Steph hoodie £169

Here’s a little sneak peek behind the scenes of our FW15 lookbook shoot to whet your appetite!

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