Charlotte and I have just spent a very happy few days on a fabric buying trip. This is where it all starts and we trawled through thousands (literally) of wonderful, as well as some less wonderful, fabrics. Luckily we both always agree on fabrics and are so telepathic that we don’t even really need to discuss them. We make it a rule that we start with a completely open mind and not go with any firm ideas of what we want because, as night follows day, we are unlikely to find it. Rather extraordinarily the direction of the next collection invariably becomes clear very quickly and often it is not what we thought it might be at all. By the end of the trip we have an exciting and cohesive selection of fabrics to bring home. Now we can get busy designing our new SS18 collection. Watch this space!