Nothing says stylish yet snuggly like cashmere and this Winter the fash pack will be wrapping up in the ultra-fine creations of London knitwear queen, EmmaJane Knight. Top quality knits and accessories seamlessly fusing style with practicality and London cool.
Over here at YCB we are getting ready to boost our wardrobes with elegant cashmere pieces as we head over to Christie’s South Kensington Showroom next Tuesday, January 10 from 6pm-8.30pm where EmmaJane will be showcasing the whole collection. We’ve been crushing on the label as long as we can remember so we where honoured when EmmaJane personally invited us and all YCB readers to come along. Will we be seeing you there?
Founded in the capital in 2011 with city-chic fashionistas in mind, EmmaJane has created a capsule collection of sweaters, separates and accessories for every occasion. Whether you need smart tops, skirts or blazers to warm up a work wardrobe or just some simple sweaters to pair with jeans for a casual lunch, EmmaJane’s cashmeres have got it covered. And the quality is unsurpassed. “Each design is composed of the highest quality ultra-fine under hair of at least two to three cashmere goats that survive the harsh minus 40 degrees Winters roaming the Gobi plains,” says EmmaJane. “During the plus 40 degrees summers, Mongolian herdsmen shave off the long hair which is then sent to our top cashmere spinners in Ulaanbaatar to be refined into the very finest yarn,” adds the designer, who prides herself on the timeless cuts and top-notch tailoring of her creations. And she’s right. Each piece speaks for itself with none of the bobbling or wear and tear you tend to find with cheaper high-street cashmere, which starts to look a bit sad after a few outings. EmmaJane adds: “The fine yarn is carefully dyed in specially selected rich, seasonal and classic colours and spun into the various plys needed for each of our designs. The collection is then knitted, washed in crystal-clear, cold water, pressed and individually hand-finished with unique natural trims sourced from all over the world.” And the attention to detail shines through in every piece, from the crisp colours to the buttons and trims.
It’s tricky to pick a favourite but we have to admit we are in love with the fine sweaters and flute skirt in the ready-to-wear collection. Perfect for a lovely Winter lunch with friends. The fine knits are also amazing to layer under skiwear for a stylish apres-ski reveal or a cosy family weekend in the country. It doesn’t matter how draughty the stately pile, or how long the walk, you’ll be toasty warm and ready for action rather than shivering on the side lines wondering when cocktail hour starts.
If you’re at home and looking for something more casual for curling up around the fire on a quiet weekend then the lounge pants, also part of the unbeatable ready-to-wear collection, are a classic combined with socks from the accessories range.
For something a little more formal, EmmaJane’s bespoke tailoring is hard to beat with a dress, jacket, skirt and trousers combining to create the perfect work or occasion capsule wardrobe.
And that’s not all. EmmaJane’s Stylish Togs collection looks like it was made to be elegantly thrown on for the school run or over gym gear. Beautifully soft and warm yet effortlessly stylish and modelled by gorgeous mum-of-three Lohralee Astor, a lifestyle author whose book “Feed the Future” is now available at Daylesford or online. EmmaJane’s full collection is available now from www.emmajaneknight.com. With up to 40% off on the collection for a limited time only, how can you resist? To start the year off as we mean to go on, take advantage of the sale until 16th January and get ready to shop til you drop!