One of our research tasks included selecting a designer from Harvey Nichols who we are attracted to and to select a shop or designer who reflects our personality.

First stop Harvey Nichols. Initially had been thinking of Cacharel as they had wonderful prints over the summer – but they have not been chosen by the buyers for the winter season.

I then started thinking along the lines of Ethical/Eco-clothing but again the sales staff informed me that they had not been selected for the winter collection as the fabrics tended to be lighter and lend themselves better to summer. Is this really true. Apparently they had had Edun in over the summer but mainly t-shirts – big deal!

Then decided on Missoni as I love bright colours, knitwear, distinctive pattern, interesting materials and quirky designs.

More difficult to choose a single shop/brand as so many:

  1. Noa Noa
  2. Whitestuff
  3. Whistles
  4. Bonpoint (children’s clothing and exquisite interior design)
  5. Liberty
  6. Selfridges & Co.

However I decided on Odd Molly as a designer to look at. They are currently stocked at Frontiers Boutique in Edinburgh (254 Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH8 8AA tel: 0131 556 2791 and Stafford Street). Odd Molly is Swedish and has a fantastic quirky feel of layered, well made garments using natural materials. Faviourite pieces included a knit dress/tunic and red jacket.

Odd molly tunicOdd molly jacket