The week before last, I was lucky enough to be invited along to a very special preview of what Cath Kidston have in store for the coming season. Looking at spring and summer pieces when it's freezing cold outside always seems to be a little incongruous, but in the midst of very chilly temperatures, perusing lots of pretty prints and colourful collections was a very welcome antidote to winter:
Capturing the essence of summer perfectly, Cath Kidston's SS17 collection is full of character. Signature prints are expanded with the addition of new animal inspired designs, and classic shapes are reimagined in new, vibrant hues. As ever, the accessories on offer are ace, particularly the printed cross body bags which have rocketed to the top of my wishlist. Gym wear also forms a key part of the offering for next season, with pretty prints combining with practicality to create some serious must haves. For high summer, floral prints are reworked and refined, inspired by Cornwall's botanical gardens for a capsule collection which is vibrant and vivacious- roll on summer!
(Image credit: Cath Kidston.)