UK designer Emma Louise London has been on my ‘to watch’ list for a while now. I interviewed Emma for Lookbooks back in April when I discovered her spring summer 2012 collection, a tribute to the city of London and a celebration of all things British. Her Horizon Tunic remains one of my favourite tops this summer, always accompanied by a surge of British pride when I wear it!
For Emma’s autumn winter 2012 collection, she has taken inspiration from a recent trip to Kenya where she took part in a 400km cycle ride for charity. Earthy tones and elephant prints are key within this new line, which features soft, draped blazers, silk shirts, leather jackets and tweed coats:
Photos of me: Lydia Hudgens.
The elephant prints are wonderful (Emma’s training saw her working with the team at Olivia Rubin, a designer known for her signature graphic prints) but this leather dress is my favourite piece from the aw12 collection. It has a gorgeous fit and flare style, with contrasting royal purple top and tan leather skirt. It makes me want to go dancing, and every woman should, I feel, possess a dresses like this in her wardrobe….
For more information on Emma Louise London visit her website here.