Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Wednesday Woo: Back to nature for AW11 with Little Duckling

The Little Duckling collection for Autumn Winter 2011-2012 is full of beautiful, deep and  hushed tones:  blues, greys, warm browns, old rose and cream.  In some wonderful fabrics of warm jersery, babycord, cotton, poplin and denim, chosen carefully by Rosa with style, comfort and movement as well as practicality in mind.

As ever with Little Duckling there is a touch of 70's vintage, which we love.  It harks back to our childhood days where clothes were beautifully tailored but long-lasting too, made to hand down to younger siblings and beyond. Clothes made with longeivity in mind is something we are very passionate about at Sisters Guild, expecially if they are clothes that have been made with that extra thought and attention to detail - something that is so evident in Little Duckling.

The inspiration for the collection is Nature and this can be seen in the signature print for the autumn and winter season, the leaf print in blue and brown, like fallen leaves on a forest floor, along with toadstools and deer images which add a folk element to the collection.  It is true that Little Duckling blends the best from English and Scandinavian design - the designer Rosa is from Denmark and has settled with her family in the UK, so she cannot deny the 2 different influences!

The denim and cord pieces of the Little Duckling AW11 collection are some of our favourities.  Rosa has chosen a dark indigo denim for the jeans and dungarees and a dusty blue and grey soft cord for the dungarees, dresses, trousers and shirt. The Dusty Blue is a really beautiful colour for both boys and girls, with the baby dungarees being a must-have piece of the season if you have a young romper in the family!

The girls dresses have a vintage appeal and are definitely for girls who are feminine yet like to play.  The dresses have delicate detail with contrast piping, hearts and bows. Rosa really knows how to design a garment with thought and style - with delicate detail that can be appreciated by the child who wears it too, such as the pockets, the fullness of the skirt or the fine finish of the cuff.  This detail is what makes the collection stand out.

We hope you enjoy discovering the Little Duckling AW11 collection and finding pieces for your children to see them through the colder months with warmth and style!

This is part of our Wednesday Woo blog post series where we present a selection of our favourite things from the Sisters Guild Boutique.

We also have a Monday Makery with ideas for things to make yourself.

The Art of Living posts bring you all the things we are passionate about and the things we discover in our lives as mamas.

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