Behind the Collection | Spring Summer 2017

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This season La Coqueta took to the colourful streets of Primrose Hill to shoot the spring collection, where the vibrant tones of the terraced houses mirrored the bright pop colours of the range itself. True to the brand’s roots the collection remains steeped in traditional Spanish design although updated with playful and fun twists. Ricrac detailing takes the front seat, set against crisp bright white cotton it echoes those lost summer days of youth.

 

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The colours Primrose Hill reminded us of the surreal colour pallets of Wes Anderson embodying a vintage meets cool colour pop feel.

 

The vintage, hand-me-down aesthetic that is so often associated with the brand is witnessed throughout with gingham print tablecloths and vintage headscarves juxtaposed against colour drenched knits resulting in the meeting of 1970’s country and urban landscapes. The “old world, new order” trend is further seen with the use of bygone style botanical prints, only further enhanced with bright smock detailing and frill butterfly sleeves, for the little boy explorers, muted coloured Bermuda shorts and Chino’s paired with loose weave linen shirts ensure that form and function remain at the core of the design.

 

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1960’s Manchester photographer, Shirley Baker provided inspiration for the mood and style of the shoot, young girls in pretty dresses playing “grown-ups” in the dirty streets, dusty lighting and free movement remind us of what it is to be children in an urban landscape.

 

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