>> What came first, the chicken or the egg? Why did the chicken cross the road? The duck and chick that wandered into Joey and Chandler's lives in Friends. Even the mere mention of the word mallard has me in giggles (I don't know why it - it just sounds funny). Therefore there's no reason not to love the chicken and mallard action going on in this Agi & Sam shirt dress, part of their debut womenswear capsule collection for London department store Harvey Nichols.
The collection has been out for a while now but I haven't had the chance to talk up what is an especially flattering collection for me since it partially came about because some folks at HN had seen my post on stealing Agi & Sam's menswear pieces from Steve and thought wouldn't it be great for this rising menswear duo to share some of the print lovin' with us girls. I can't take all the credit. A watercolour chicken and duck print, an oversized tartan and some trompe l'oeil boucle Linton tweed (the same tweed used for Chanel suits) prints in pastel pink and turqouise, mostly derived from their menswear A/W 12-3 collection "Darwin's Theory of Why The Chicken Crossed the Road", are all ripe for transition to womenswear in the shape of simple shirt dresses and blouses. It's one route that Agi & Sam are exploring in trying to satisfy demand for their prints in womenswear although they say they don't want to fully commit to womenswear unless they know they can do it properly. They have a host more of English manor friendly prints up their sleeves for their A/W 13 collection, and frankly, I still want to steal most of it from the mens' rail but it will be interesting to see how this witty print duo serve their imagination for both sexes, and possibly beyond. Mallard and chicken print cushion please for Casa Lau Salter. Congratulate me. I'm on the verge of becoming a dreaded woman of property.