Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Shrimps Spring 2015

Before the wellness movement, and Gwyneth Paltrow at Goop there was Hannah Weiland. While it might not seem that a fashion designer can bring about social change Weiland sought to do just that with the launch of her Spring 2015 collection at London Fashion Week. She took inspiration from swatches of faux fur, amazed at their high quality and since then she hasn't stopped releasing wave upon wave of luxurious fluffy coat. Inspiration can come from the most unlikely place, with Spring 2015 stemming from Weiland's self-proclaimed obsession with Pebbles from The Flintstones. Rather than animal print rags and gargantuan bone accessories, Shrimps is classy and capable of restraint. A collaboration with nightwear brand Poplin manifested itself in chic pajamas, adorned in little shrimp and the occasional hand-drawn doodle by Weiland. 

There was something in this collection at every price point, whether it be a faux fur stole adorned in pearls or the sensational sting-ray inspired clutch purses. There was even a faux sting-ray moto jacket in pastel pink with faux fur collar. Like everything else Weiland produces, her materials remain a closely guarded secret but you can rest assured they are ethical. Aside from luxurious faux fur, she's also brought faux pony to London Fashion Week, and a collaboration with fellow British designer Sophia Webster. Since the launch of Spring 2015 those double strapped fluffy mules have been seen on Solange Knowles at Fashion Week (but are virtually non-existent on eBay). Still, one can dream of coming across one of these classic Shrimps coats, with the penultimate piece the Papa Puss leopard print jacket and contrasting pastel collar. It's exactly what Wilma Flintstone or Betty Rubble would wear on a girl's night out.

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