This March, Val and Jade embarked on their bi-anual journey to Paris, to view and place their order for the RUNDHOLZ AW18/19 Collection.
Until now, we have been sworn to secrecy on the treasures that were discovered but FINALLY we are able to share with you the best of what the collection has to offer.
First, check out our video montage to get a flavour of the collection...
Graphic, comic book prints, luxurious textures and a grungy palette are the key design features for the collection, with a combination of fabrics including Goat fur, faux fur, virgin wool as well as the staple heavy cotton.
As usual, we have bought from all three collections, MAINLINE, DIP and BLACK LABEL, and true to form, they each convey their own unique take on the seasons collective theme.
Black label features a strong use of the comic style print, a new addition to the brand which we haven't seen before. Representative of the anime/manga trend, originating from Japan during World War II, the print is a bold statement made wearable with the clever use of a subtle Earthy colour palette.
This Season, Black label has adapted a favourite faux fur, reminiscent of that we've seen before, to incorporate a dual tone effect which is both luxurious but also kind on the pocket. The black/green faux fur can be seen used in both accessory pieces, scarves or shawls, or also in a more striking capacity used in statement full coats and jackets. We're confident that this will be a key look for the winter ahead.
Heavy cottons and a slightly brighter colour palette are the emphasis of the Dip collection, with an aviation theme shaping the story for the collection. Quirky jumpers and jackets will be staple pieces finished with the stunning goat fur and virgin wool combination scarves. The vibrant tan/mustard brown (we're yet to learn the official name for this tone) is incredibly attractive, and a real draw to the collection as a whole. A very welcome change to the often limiting dark palette that Winter so often encourages.
Mainline too embraces this new shade, and a particular favourite is the goat fur coat. At a price that, let's be honest, is making our eyes water a little, this utterly delicious jacket will be the envy of most of us this Christmas, but at around £4000 each, they will not be on everybody's Christmas list!
If £4000 (YIKES) is slightly out of your price range, fear not, the goat fur has been used in various scarves which will dress up the Winter looks magnificently. And for those of you that aren't feeling the furs there are other statement looks in the Mainline capsule, including an amazing foiled velvet, featured on some bold, androgynous silhouettes, ideal for the party Season.
If after this taster, you (like me) are dying to get up close and personal with these lust-worthy pieces, sit tight, delivery from Germany commences on the 15th July!
And so, the countdown begins!
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