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Granny takes a trip

— by Alyson Walsh


OK so I may not be the first to feature this but there’s been a bit of a break in blogging. Nothing for a year and now twice in one day! But this is well worth waiting for…in fact it’s the perfect fashion news story for That’s Not My Age.

Twenty-something designer Fanny Karst believes that life begins at 70. And, in the spirit of reluctant pensioner, Ronnie Wood, the French-born designer behind the Old Ladies Rebellion label feels you’re never to old to rock ‘n’ roll. The niece of Jean Charles de Castalbajac trained at Central St Martin’s and now works for Savile Row tailors Chittleborough & Morgan. Inspired by her granny, young Miss Karst has come up with the ‘Old Ladies Rebellion’, a fabulous collection of digitally-printed jersey dresses and logo t-shirts bearing witty slogans such as ‘Begin with the end’ and “Not at your age.’ Figure flattering garments feature trompe l’oeil prints and clever cuts – but they don’t come cheap. At £500 a pop, the price might cause a rebellion of a different kind amongst some old ladies, but we love the age-defying concept, and don’t need a crystal ball to tell us what Kate Moss will be wearing in thirty years time!

PS Sorry Fanny, we swiped the image off your website!

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