Fashion Editor Charlotte Kewley on new collections and the best spring buys
In the few years since its launch, Apolina has gained a cult following. The nostalgic, embroidered dresses, tunics, bloomers and bonnets are timeless. They’re perfect with chunky knits and wool socks on colder days.
We’ve been adoring these handmade hair accessories on Instagram. Matilda & Grace is a new Etsy brand specialising in Liberty print and soft linen bows, clips and bobbles in a perfectly muted colour palette.
Matilda and Grace on Etsy
Crochet has made a comeback this spring, in clothing as in décor. Misha + Puff’s hand-knits for babies and children are the most desirable, with the finest attention to detail. Not to mention the faded candy colours and retro-inspired styles – they’re easily the prettiest we’ve seen so far.
Best of British
Hollyz is a British-born brand producing a wide range of clothing and accessories that add sparkle to the everyday. We love the cashmere and fine wool-blend Alice Cape, guaranteed to make any little girl feel like a princess. £102;
We made a beeline for this newly launched denim brand at a trade show earlier this year. Sustainability is at the heart of the business – and everything is made from vintage Levi’s because they’re the softest denim. £26;