Every now and then I stumble across a collection that makes me really stand up and take notice. Which is exactly what’s just happened with Winser London. I headed to Flemings Mayfair for a preview of the Autumn/Winter 2016 launch and first look at their design collaboration with Yasmin Le Bon. What instantly struck me about this British brand after about five minutes of mooching through the rails is the focus on quality and attention to detail.
Knitwear is super fine and fluid or seriously soft and chunky, the kind of pieces that command attention when you’re wearing them. Colours are classic yet statement-making, slotting seamlessly into any wardrobe and coats are cut to flatter and last the distance.
This Intarsia wool cashmere roll neck really caught my eye, I instantly gravitated to it. There’s something so satisfying about the simplicity of blending camel, grey and cream. Such a polished palette, but still edgy thanks to the swirly, graphic pattern running through – elevated autumn knitwear at its best.
Winser London: The Autumn Wardrobe
This riot of colour literally stopped me in my tracks as I stepped into the launch. I’m always so pleased when brand’s use popping colours for A/W and get sick of all the black in the shops at this time of the year. These rich yellows, blues and berries from Yasmin Le Bon’s Winser line are perfect for a big dose of colour therapy this autumn. The English herringbone tweed bomber is definitely worth a mention – you can just see it here peeping from the rail in camel with a cool yellow collar – a staple, cosy, yet unique coat buy.
The Yasmin printed silk trousers are also a bit of a gem. Apparently Yasmin Le Bon loves her vintage cars, and her collection for Winser is inspired by this love of retro. You can really see that in the colours used and in this print which makes me think of the nostalgic florals you’d find on sun loungers or beach hut textiles in the 1970s. The clean, off-white base makes them feel really modern and wearable. If it wasn’t for my growing baby bump and lack of waistline, I’d be rocking these with a robust fisherman knit and trainers right now.
Calling All Knitwear Addicts
Neatly folded denim on a crisp hotel bed – does it get much better?
Key Items Of Note
A cable knit aran jumper in monochrome will go with denim, leather trousers and even contrast a swishy, pleated midi skirt.
This single breasted merino wool number sits somewhere between a coat and a cardigan, and is a go-to cover-up for a/w styling.
Style With These Autumn Buys
My much beloved Intarsia jumper, which also comes in black, ivory and grey swirls FYI.
Nothing screams luxury quite like a well cut stone trench coat. This one will see you by winter downpours and breezy spring days later on.
The Setting: Mayfair Grandeur
Just as a little side note, if you’re in London and fancy a coffee break off the beaten track, head to Flemings Mayfair. This small hotel is a real find if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street and Regent Street.
The tearooms are small but perfectly formed, as you can see.