Designer Natalie B Coleman might just be the most delicious export Ireland has had to offer since Arthur Guinness first gave his malty-brown booze to Great Britain in 1769. Or at least since The Corrs and their locks so luscious you could’ve mistaken them for chocolate cascades ripe for strawberry-dipping.
Coleman trained at Limerick school of art and design before bagging herself a place on the coveted MA course at Central Saint Martins. Training at colleges so renowned for all things fashion-related has created a brave and bold young designer of Coleman, whose pieces often combine bright, quirky graphics with classical tailoring, making them right at home nestled in wardrobes like Lily Allen’s.
The designer’s latest offerings however, aren’t quite as loud as her previous work; instead the brand has focused on a more subdued colour palette splashed with intricate details and embellishments. Cozy cable knit cardigans bedecked with jewels, pretty asymmetric hemlines and pops of python abound, making this the ideal collection for modern romantics that aren’t afraid to show their fun side, or their love of giant angry ostriches for that matter.
Titled ‘I Love Me’ the pieces seem to promise to do just what they say on the tin, how could you not love yourself when clad in Coleman’s flirty chiffons and fitted leathers?
The teaser, all studs and silks in soft focus, is a friendly reminder that once summer’s over, getting back into coats, scarves and tight leather pants might not be so bad after all.
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