Colour stories: white hot

White is the perfect sunshine shade to take you from spring to summer. The ideal backdrop to make other colours pop, it’s only fitting that we end our Colour Stories blog series with a long, cool look at icy white.

Colour stories: back to black

Versatile, timeless and oh-so-flattering, it’s no wonder we love to wear black. Not strictly a colour (scientists say black is simply the absence of light), wearing black didn’t come into fashion until the 20th Century. Our Colour Stories series continues…

Colour stories: purple reigns

Shrinking violets need not apply – our sixth colour blog is focused on pretty purple. Beloved of pop stars Prince and Katy Perry, purple can be bold, bolshy and bright, and this summer’s catwalks were filled with Cadbury-style shades of violet.

Colour stories: blue crush

After our race through the rainbow, we’re feeling blue this month – and no wonder, as apparently it’s the world’s favourite colour. With its infinite variety of shades, from palest sky (like this beautiful vintage coat by blogger Ami of The Little Tailoress) to deepest navy, it’s wearable, practical and always on-trend.

Colour stories: mellow yellow

We’re taking a whirl through the colour wheel for a look back at the sartorial history of our favourite hues – and, after hot-to-trot red and last month’s juicy orange, comes the sunniest shades of all: yellow.

Colour stories: Orange is the new black

oliver-bonas dress

After last month’s powerful, seductive red, we continue on our journey through the shades of the rainbow with a look at its vibrant sister: orange! After all, ’tis the season for pumpkin lattes, toffee apples, cosy fires and falling leaves, so what better time to delve into the fashion history behind this zingy shade? (Oh, and before we… Continue reading

Colour Stories: Red

Welcome to our new blog series all about one of our favourite things: colour. We’re going take a look at the histories and mysteries of every colour of the rainbow — plus one or two more – and reveal what to stitch right now.