This year we celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, we hosted the 2012 Olympic Games and walked away with 29 sparkling gold medals. There has never been a better time to celebrate our heritage, and that is exactly what fashion designers did this year in preparation for A/W12-13.
Designers revisited all the country classics: corduroy jackets and jodhpurs, Fair Isle knits and sturdy leather boots. From tweed to equestrian quilted jackets, these new heritage-inspired pieces are just too good to keep in the country.
With quilting at Burberry, plaid and oversize knits at Chloé, and fisherman’s cable-knits the backbone of Tommy Hillfiger’s Town and Country collection, Britannia ruled international catwalks.
Marketing Editor at British Vogue, Emma Elwick-Bates describes the trends fresh from the catwalk this year: “The familiar country dress codes of plaid, corduroy and traditional tailoring were seen throughout the collections, with dramatic coats best played out in utility fabrics and earthy, autumnal colours.” – So, it’s time to dig out your tweed jackets, polish up those riding boots you were saving for that weekend in the country, crack open a bottle of champagne and say HUZZAH for British fashion.