We are very impressed with Danielle's focused collection beautifully tailored in a range of fabrics including our Dashing Urban Checks. Below Danielle explains the thinking behind her designs:
Stableboy began from the idea of marrying opposite ends of the equestrian-wear spectrum to sit alongside one another in harmony. A combination of traditional riding dress, technical sportswear and stable workers attire; to be addressed from all angles, from garment shapes to fabric application.
My first point of reference was reflective road-safety wear and how this can be integrated into everyday clothing. The Y-3 SS14 collection that used reflective technical knit influenced the birth of this idea along with Gosha Rubchinsky and Astrid Anderson’s SS16 collections for initial garment and youthful mood inspiration.
From this, Ninetees sportswear looks started to inspire the silhouette and surface design alongside experimentation with tape positioning on the mannequin. Research into traditional equestrian-wear and stable workers everyday clothing through observing horse owners around the stables moved the collection forward. From a designer aesthetic point of view, I wanted to create a Belstaff SS16/Moncler Gamme Rouge FW14 feeling collection. Draping the horse’s rug opened up a new insert of research specifically from Collezioni Donna and Italian Vogues 1989 into draped blanket coats, tapered trouser shapes and capes. This research became an important shape and detail influence to the collection.
Traditional wools, and futuristic reflective check tweed are paired together with performance and outdoor technical fabrics. A hand quilted nylon cape references the checked tweed fabric and flashes of bright yellow are a continuous thread through each look. A luxury aesthetic is created through a tight colour pallet and a mix of textures and tone.
The ambition of the collection is to communicate how tailoring can be integrated into work-wear and sportswear to create a unique, casual and youthful look without loosing the strong presence of sharp tailoring. Tapered trouser panelling reference breeches and full chaps, and the quilted cape influenced by the horses rug are examples of how my research has inspired my designs.
The girl I am dressing is a tomboy yet likes fitted and body contouring clothing. She is quietly confident, revealing her personality through her outfits. She has a strong appreciation for the art of tailoring yet likes an urban edge to her look.
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