Oh how we love summer and sunny days! We’re pretty sure that you too are more than eager to start packing and get ready for new adventures! Still, it is never too early to draw a little inspiration for the upcoming season. Well, we came across the Frances Baker autumn/winter 2012 lookbook and we must admit it totally caught us hook so we had to share it with you. For this collection, Frances collaborated with her friend Sarah Adkins on some hand printed fabric designs.
The result? One-of-a-kind goodies that will add uniqueness to your wardrobe. “Sarah is a super talented illustrator and graphic designer (as well as all round creative genius really) and I am so in love with the autumn-themed prints she came up with. Knowing that each dress or skirt is individually hand printed, to me adds even more meaning to the idea of the clothing being handmade. Maybe it helps that it is a collaboration between two friends, but it feels so very personal,” Frances says.
For her autumn/winter 2012 collection, Frances uses eco friendly fabrics in order to create some seriously lovely pieces. “My ultimate goal is to make clothing that is practical as well as beautiful: simple, comfortable dresses that you can love and wear over and over again. It is these kinds of items that you want to hold onto forever that I try my very best to design for Frances Baker,” the designer says.
The line features sweet little jumper dresses, adorable little blouses with Peter Pan collars, cropped sweaters, beautiful skirts and bloomers. All the pieces have comfy shapes allowing ease of movement and making them very practical and wearable. Moreover, there are details giving you the feeling that you are wearing something truly special.
“I started Frances Baker out of my passion for beautiful, well made clothing that you can truly love and use in your everyday life; I am fascinated by the potential for clothing and outfits to evoke memories and moods! I try to run Frances Baker according to my own views that clothing should be long lasting, reflective of individual style and creativity rather than trends, and be at minimal cost to the environment,” Josephine Frances confesses.
Photos courtesy of Frances Baker