What are you inspired by?

Kate was brought up living in the exotic locations of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea where she developed a lifelong love and curiosity for nature and in particular silk and the mystery of metamorphosis – a single thread from a cocoon producing one of the most luxurious and ancient fabrics in the world. Duppoini silk fabric is known for its luxury and excellent drape.

Her vivid memories are the inspiration for the collection which have been interpreted through detailed sketches by Polina Gineva, the ex-Alexander McQueen designer responsible for those infamous and iconic skull scarves.

What are your design signatures?

Duppoini’s signature designs are ‘The Gem Bugs’: The bug of Good Luck, Scarab Bugs, inspired by the composition of a Gem Stone leading to a stunning fashion led design.

How would you describe the Duppoini woman?

The Duppoini woman is a fun and sophisticated lady who appreciates quality and uniqueness.

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What are you inspired by?

Cashmere is not just for autumn and winter; Crumpet’s fine delicate pieces are also perfect for summer. When we first started thinking about our SS11 collection, we wanted to do something that was fun and girly, so we started to think about florals and large abstract prints, things that we have never seen on cashmere before. The collection has been deeply inspired by Florida and Hawaii and the colours we have chosen have the strong vibrant feeling of South Beach and Miami.

What are your design signatures?

Crumpet cashmere is really about exclusive, luxurious trans-seasonal investments. Our cashmere cardigans are light and fine, simply perfect to be thrown on over your summer dress when it gets that little bit chilly in the evening. You will be able to take something you purchase this season and wear it next season in a completely different way.

How would you describe the Crumpet woman?

Sophisticated and contemporary.

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What are Pringle of Scotland’s design signatures?

Hand-knitted, Made in Scotland, cashmere; The Twin Set – with a contemporary twist.

How would you describe the Pringle of Scotland woman?

She is an independent, spirited woman who loves fashion but interprets it in her own way. Not guided by trends, but by her own style and a love of long-lasting, beautiful, quality garments.

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What are you inspired by?

Slim Aarons’ images of 1960s jet set lifestyle, particularly one image called ‘Poolside Gossip’. The combination of angular mid-century architecture against the lilac mountains of Palm Springs, the bright blue pool, whites and yellows bathed in sunshine captures a very manicured apparently pristine lifestyle, but you just know there’s more going on than meets the eye.

What are your design signatures?

Laser-cut geometric shapes, spiked pearls and pointed semi-precious stones with large Swarovski crystals – an industrial, slightly futuristic yet luxurious aesthetic for necklaces, earrings – all my jewellery.

How would you describe the Merle O’Grady woman?

She’s someone who can really make my pieces her own. She’s elegant yet not afraid to make a statement.

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