Created in partnership with Saint and Sofia
Firstly, let us introduce you to Saint and Sofia
You may not be familiar with the London-based fashion house Saint and Sofia as yet, they did, after all, only launch in January of this year. But as designers and visionaries of luxury fashion that considers the ethical and environmental implications from the very base of their operations, they are certainly one to get to know.
With designers that have worked at Louis Vuitton, Matches Fashion and Ted Baker, a dedication to sourcing sustainable fabrics of the highest quality, and designing clothing and accessories with a fusion of science and art, always with you in mind, they are sure to become your new favourite brand.
As the saying goes, ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’
Saint and Sofia spent years cultivating a supply chain that ensured lean manufacturing principles so they could offer exceptional value to customers with lower than usual prices for luxury fashion. The savings made are passed directly onto you and is illustrated when shopping online, each item illustrates the true retail value.
The focus on the customer doesn’t start or even end at price. Each season the collections are made in consultation with their existing customers on fit, wearability and style to ensure inclusivity. With sizes ranging from UK 6 to 22, with Petite, Regular and Tall inseam options, it is a brand for women everywhere.
A focus on sustainability
In their approach to curating a luxury collection with a twist, they work with family owned mills and tanneries in Italy, Portugal and Turkey, who use, wherever possible, natural or eco-friendly materials like Organic Cotton, Merino, Econyl (a material reengineered of synthetic waste such as plastic), and EcoVero (a sustainable viscose material that has the lowest environmental impact). Their ethos is to ensure minimal waste, aid in preservation and conservation.
Their eco approach extends beyond the production line, as in addition to working with environmentally friendly materials, you’ll find all of your Saint and Sofia purchases wrapped in biodegradable packaging, and they collaborate closely with the World Wild Fund for Nature and plant trees with Trees for Cities.
Our favourite pieces from the Saint and Sofia Summer collection
Combining geometric forms within the OP Art movement, the romantic side of grunge and current trends of tiers, checks and polka dots, the summer collection offers you an opportunity to mix patterns, colours and textures to suit your style, the occasion, or your mood to the moment. In our picks below, we’ve sought items that are timeless and versatile, ready to wear on whatever summer adventures you go on and beyond.
Southbank Skirt- Black
Day or night, this skirt will see you through any occasion this season. For those days at the office, this skirt will look great with a t-shirt and boot. Have a client coming in? Pair with a blouse and stilettoes.
For those sultry summer evenings where you’re heading on a hot date, or cocktails with the girls, this will look sizzling with the gorgeous Lace Cami.
Cable Knit Sweater- Beige
Every woman should own a cable knit sweater, but it can be tricky to find the right style as they’re often bulky and unflattering. Saint and Sofia, however, have got it right. With a complimentary neckline, slouchy fit, distinctive but unobtrusive pattern, this heritage piece will see you through season after season. Made from the softest and most luxurious Italian Cotton, you are sure to be comfortable and comforted.
In summer, pair with shorts or skirts for those warm days but cooler evenings.
Wimbledon Dress in White
If you’re looking for an easy-to-wear summer dress, the Wimbledon Dress is your must-have. Made from Tencel, a fibre made sustainably from Eucalyptus trees, it is soft, silky and importantly airy, keeping you cool and comfortable on those long summer days.
During the day, wear with some tan sandals and a fedora for chilled summer vibes, or pair with espadrilles for a dressier look.