Alexis Barrell’s S/S 13 collection pays homage to Barrell’s travels in the African Karoo, whilst also picking up on references to blue and white Delft Dutch porcelain, her uncle’s vast and priceless range of historic Victorian botanical hand drawings, and the photography of Francesca Woodman. Whatever the inspiration, I'm a little bit in love.
The brand’s often-used muse of “a girl on a voyage” is executed in original silk prints, sunny yellows and punched leather pieces with denim accents. Silhouettes, meanwhile, are free and loose, with key pieces including skirts with graduated hems, wide-leg silk pyjama-style trousers and bias-cut, mid-length and maxi dresses. Leather pieces such as dungaree shorts, split skirts and intricately detailed bomber jackets keep the collection fresh and youthful - and right on trend for S/S 13.