Worth a look: Whistles x L.F.Markey
Good news for fans of L.F Markey’s utilitarian workwear, sturdy denim and modern basics (count me in); Whistles has just launched a collaboration with the brilliant London-based brand. This capsule collection of 15 hardwearing yet easy-to-wear basics is worth checking out. Signature indigo denim is softened by shades of the seaside: pale blue, cream and blush pink cotton – ideal for layering up during the Great British summertime. Hot water bottles in June: yes, really. My own L.F. Markey denim jumpsuit has received a lot of love during lockdown, so I’m contemplating the sage green Danny boiler suit, or possibly the pink Arthur cargo trousers (selling out fast). As a holiday abroad is unlikely until 2021, might has well get set for a staycation.
Founded by Australian-born Louise Markey, a former fabric shop worker turned Burberry designer with an MA from London’s prestigious Central Saint Martins; L.F. Markey specialises in beautiful clothes for the elegant but practical gentlewoman. Initially a side hustle, the eponymous collection was inspired by artist’s smocks and blues de travail and became a fully-formed business in 2013. Now available online, at Net-A-Porter and various independent boutiques in Europe and the US; the two L.F. Markey stores in London ( one in Dalston and one in Covent Garden) are currently closed. Perfect for women who aren’t interested in faddy fast fashion, the timeless clothing and accessories are all are made using sustainable practices.
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