In designing this collection I have taken all of my favourite things: luscious natural fibres, retro prints, classic patterns, yummy textures and brewed them up with some vintage influence to create a range of everyday wearables.
The seventies style pinwale corduroy Dolly dress and pure linen nautical style Coco pants highlight my love for traditional dressmaking. While the up-cycled Book smart t-shirts made from materials sourced from charity shops, and the quilted Folk star vest made from Japanese kimono fabric uncovered in a New York flea market, speak of a curiosity for really getting creative with the making of fashion.
This season I have also introduced the Lady bolero named after my studio mascot and all round good girl, my rescue greyhound Lady Grey. Lady keeps me company in what is mostly a solitary creative process, it really wouldn't be the same without her. And lastly, to complete this collection I have added my first accessory, the Take me! tote. Made from hardwearing linen and with a handy internal pocket, you can now take a hop and a skip with you wherever you go!
This collection is available in very limited numbers. This is because I work a lot with end-of-roll materials, but also because as an emerging slow fashion label I do not want to over produce and have to manage wastage. But, some styles are available for make-to-order, so if you fall in love with a piece but don't see your size, just contact me and I can sew up your perfect fit just for you.
With a hop and a skip being based in Brisbane, Queensland, each style is designed for a sub-tropical climate and mild winters. Embracing a jovial outlook these pieces are made just for the fun of everyday dressing up. Light enough to pack for travelling across our wide brown land and with plenty of colour to brighten the coming crisp days and wintry nights.
So... layer up up and dress to play!
💕 Laura xox