Cosy book shops. Treasure trove libraries. We borrow texture and colour from the beautiful patinas of the books we discover and bury ourselves in. A curated look emerges of contemporary silhouettes, midi lengths, bold pattern. Duster coats and jumpers – the chunkier the better – layered loosely over skirts.

These are the inspirations behind our Autumn/Winter 2019 July Collection – The Reader. Keep reading to discover Mark, our Head of Design’s inspirations for each print of the collection.

“We as a team love to read and discuss the books we’ve read. The power of books cannot be underestimated and we wanted to celebrate this throughout our Autumn Winter 2019 collection.”

Dorete

“The pattern on these pieces were actually done by potato printing! This was a really fun DIY method to do with the design team and turned out really well. Midnight Navy polkadot pattern evokes the geek chic trend prevalent in the 1960s.”

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Dorete Bamboo Skirt
Special Price £29.00 Regular Price £49.90
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Dorete Bamboo Tunic
Special Price £39.00 Regular Price £59.90
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Dorete Bamboo Top
Special Price £24.00 Regular Price £49.90

Elin

“With this stand alone piece I wanted to encapulsate the whole July collection and really celebrate ‘The Reader’. Giving the wearer the instruction to ‘sit and read’ which is hand written on the design. Sometimes you need to take time out, just to sit and read.”

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Elin Bamboo Jersey Top
Special Price £19.00 Regular Price £39.90

Jannika

“The main inspiration with this print was the marbled spots that occur on antique books. I think this is a really unique and interesting reworking of one of our iconic polkadot prints. I love the harvest orange colour on charcoal black as it takes me to a very Autumnal place, the crunchy orange leaves of Autumn sometimes remind me of pages of antique books”.

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Jannika Organic Cotton Blouse
Special Price £32.00 Regular Price £49.90

Kala

“Once again I used the inspiration of marbled paper. I wanted to have a juxtaposition of old and new; an antiquely occurring print brought to life with digital printing. Our smoother Tencel makes the perfect canvas for this expressive print.”

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Kala Tencel™ Skirt
Special Price £29.00 Regular Price £59.90
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Kala Tencel™ Tunic Dress
Special Price £34.00 Regular Price £69.90
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Kala Organic Cotton Top
Special Price £32.00 Regular Price £49.90

Ditte

“Our Ditte print was inspired by a vintage dress we found whilst inspiration hunting, we updated it to make it desk to dinner appropriate!”

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Ditte Organic Tie Waist Shirt Dress
Special Price £38.00 Regular Price £74.90
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Ditte Organic Cotton Top
Special Price £29.00 Regular Price £59.90

Brigitta

“The Brigitta print borrows from the marbled end pages of literary classics. It’s organic shapes and smudges of harvest orange add energy and vibrancy to these soft bamboo pieces”.

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Brigitta Bamboo Slacks
Special Price £29.00 Regular Price £42.00
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Brigitta Bamboo Tunic
Special Price £24.00 Regular Price £49.90
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Brigitta Bamboo Top
Special Price £16.00 Regular Price £38.00

Ilona

“We sourced an original 1960’s print from a vintage textile archive, recolouring it for a knitted jumper and printed jersey dress, top and skirt”.

Shop the Ilona Print
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Ilona Organic Cotton Stretch Skirt
Special Price £24.00 Regular Price £49.90
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Ilona Organic Cotton Dress
Special Price £29.00 Regular Price £59.90
ilona-unique-print-organic-cotton-top
Ilona Organic Cotton Top
Special Price £19.00 Regular Price £39.90

Ellinor

“We found a vintage blouse a Portobello Road that had this really unique print motif. I thought it was a strong storytelling piece and wanted to go something inspired by that. The whole idea of curling up at home with a book and a cup of coffee is something that I love to do”.

The Midnight Navy shades on a stone white 100% organic cotton  depicts two of our team’s favourite activities: cycling and tea drinking!

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Ellinor Organic Cotton Blouse
Special Price £29.00 Regular Price £49.90

“With today’s busy lifestyles it feels important to remember ‘me time’… curling up with a good book and a cup of coffee is one of life’s simple pleasures. This inspired us to design some unique prints which particularly focus on this message: the Ellinor Blouse, Elin Tee and Reader Sarong Scarf.”

Shop the Hero Pieces
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Reader Printed Bamboo Large Scarf
Special Price £14.00 Regular Price £29.90
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Elin Bamboo Jersey Top
Special Price £19.00 Regular Price £39.90
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Ellinor Organic Cotton Blouse
Special Price £29.00 Regular Price £49.90

Want to see more of our latest collection? Check out our July lookbook.

What do you think about our AW19 Collection? Tag us on social media @thoughtclothing or let us know in the comments…