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Fashion news! £2,800 designer hammocks and the best new striped shirts to know



Fashion news! £2,800 designer hammocks and the best new striped shirts to know


Kurt Geiger

Kurt Geiger is leaning into its Britishness with its countryside garden-inspired new collaboration with botanical artist and floristry wizard, Tattie Isles. The collection was born via Isles’ friendship with Rebecca Farrar-Hockley, Kurt Geiger’s chief creative officer, who live near each other in bucolic west Dorset. Ranging from teapots to sun hats, gardening gloves and watering cans to, of course, floral-strewn trainers, hiking sandals and Kensington handbags, each piece is printed with Isles’ whimsical oil pastel designs featuring foxgloves, pansies, roses and daisies. Farrar-Hockley describes the result as “conjuring a spirit of what it means to be British and uniqueness of a British garden at its most abundant. There is a lack of formality and a lack of rules to how we create and an eccentricness and a playfulness. Having beetles, dragonflies and ladybirds crawling over things…” Hayfever-free florals are just the way we like it. 



At Chanel’s recent cruise show in Marseille guests were gifted a set of double C-branded boules. Sadly those with only carry-on luggage had to jettison their sets (brutal). If you are in the market for a sexy summer trinket, there are plenty in stealth supply as brands lean into high summer with endless soleil-friendly accoutrements. To cheer up the decking, how about a Dior Toile de Jouy print deck chair (£950; or Gucci’s purple striped iteration (£1,190; Or pop over to Celine’s Plein Soleil pop-up at Selfridges where among its pétanque set, you’ll find the ultimate in siesta-style: a branded hammock, naturally. (£2,800;


LaDoubleJ x Orlebar Brown

La DoubleJ’s effervescent founder, JJ Martin, is all about the good vibes — which you can’t help but to adopt with a dose of her heady, Italian heritage-drenched collections. She’s now teamed up with Britain’s own Orlebar Brown for a collection that will elevate any water-based excursion you take this season. Get ready to dive in, etc. 

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