• Close up of @_dion_lee_ skirt and #ToBeAdored shirt from @sister_tokyo
  • Chased after Brunie here up Hollywood Road. Just because.
  • Thanks to @mrstreetpeeper for tip off about designer sale at top of Times Square. Scored this Junya Watanabe jacket for £150!!! #bargain
  • Insta thank you to @andotherstories and @mrstreetpeeper for putting a bit of spring in my step
  • Retro Hong Kong caff interior at Matchbox Cafe

Going onboard what felt like a party bus from Shoreditch to London Fashion Week helmed by PR legend Mandi Lennard, was exactly the Welcome Back to London jolt that I needed.  Our destination?  First up, BFC's Rock Vault where the best of London's directional fine jewellery designer was showcased. Then on to Sister by Sibling's first proper presentation in the Portico Rooms.  Sister by Sibling is into its second season and the autumn winter season definitely gave the knitwear label a far more surer footing.  This trio of Joe Bates, Sid Bryan and Cozette McCreery weren't afraid to remix previous motifs from their menswear offering and kapowow us with loud-as-you-can-shout colour combinations.  

Katie Grand's more-is-more styling helped to amplify what Sibling is all about which is the idea of maintaining classic knitwear shapes but applying the most unlikely patterns to them.  A twin set, nay a tri-set of cardigan, crewneck and vest in highlighter orange leopard print and electric pink and blue Fair Isle would please both the zany granny and the out there club kid as well as a lot of people in between who might take one piece or two.  A knitted faux fur fox stole is another witty knit touch that makes Sibling all the more lovable.  What really hit the spot for me were the sequinned knit jumper and skirts as well as the pom pom adorned skull face, another way of subverting this oft-used badge of rebellion.  Lurex, angora and mohair knits in a similar palette are the more simple foundations of this collection but I think they really need to have the leopard jostling alongside them in order to be a true Sister by Sibling soldier, which is exactly who I wanted to be after seeing the presentation.  

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A collaboration with Underground, who have done a few shoe collabs this season, means that we get to wear Sibling's Fair Isle knit on pointy creepers as well as an orange leopard print chelsea boots, both likely to go into production.  

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A less likely collaboration sees Sibling giving Barbie six of their key looks from the collection and frankly, she's never looked cooler.  

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Comments (21)

  1. Jane Alisa says:

    BEYOND AMAZING. Such a perfection collection. I want it all xoxo
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  2. Perfect knitwear! Loved the animal print!
    Greetings from Santiago, Chile.
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  3. Siberry says:

    I love it when you post about knitwear. Your blog makes living in Tasmania far less remote – thank you!

  4. vicky says:

    I want the Barbies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Simi Garcha says:

    Unusual looking collection but great use of colour and texture definitely looks striking!

  6. Lydia says:

    This is so perfect. I love it. Such an amazing collection.

  7. Dasha Gold says:

    Wow, what a crazy fashion show! Love the knits
    xx
    Dasha Gold
    http://www.thetrendspotter.net

  8. Nathan Moy says:

    great collection, love the faux fur. interesting twist from sibling’s last season collection wouldn’t u say?
    great seeing you all around london fashion week! even at several shows like CSM MA show and mcqueen, even once with tommy ton lol… your outfits looked great as always.
    email me if u want those photos and permission to put them on my blog lol x
    http://style-niche.blogspot.com

  9. Loz says:

    Eeeekk!
    How embarrassing you can see me in one of those shots :/
    http://eclecticuniform.typepad.com

  10. asa says:

    fair isle and leopard print. geniuzzzz

  11. um I’m freaking out over these

  12. Its seems to be tigers leather….
    Looks great!!!

  13. Dressed Well says:

    Loving the knitwear!!

  14. perfect! I love it when you post about knitwear. Your blog makes living in Tasmania far less remote – thank you! I will continue noticing your blog!

  15. Bug says:

    Brilliant! So fun and I especially love the puppy dog take on a fox stole!
    Bug @ Bugwear

  16. fashionway says:

    I just love this style!

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