by Charlie Martin May 01, 2021
You may have noticed there's a new kid on the block... Revival Retro's Own Range Kew Skirt.
She's actually been in the family for almost year and but Spring 21 is her coming out! The Kew Skirt, with her fantastic side pleats, is also the sister of the Wandsworth Skirt, whom you have already met.
So how did these two new staple Own Range pieces come to be?
In 2019, having already had success with our Autumn/Winter capsule wardrobe range, we decided to embark on our first Spring/Summer collection.
Our were very similar. We wanted to design timeless pieces with classic silhouettes that were also comfortable and practical. This includes finding fabrics that were machine washable and designing cuts with room for movement. We also continue to have a considered approach, selecting sustainable materials and working with trusted manufactures in Britain. (To see more about our approach to sustainability and ethic, please look here.)
For those who have met our beloved Lottie, you'll know she is the queen of vintage style and bold colour combos! So it won't surprise you that the Kew Skirt was primarily her invention.
A classic 1950s shape, this skirt nips in at the waist and flare out slightly at the sides to due to its precision pleats. The fresh organic GOTS-certified cotton is fresh and durable and the cut to the knee keeps it practical and easy to wear. (Either way there is no risk of flashing your pants or getting a VPL!)
However, when it came to Mary and I (Charlie here, hi) trying on the Kew skirt we wondered if there could be another option for the pleats.
And so the Wandsworth Skirt was conceived. The main difference being that the pleats are at the front and back rather than the sides. The material also has slightly more weight to it, giving extra warmth and security on windy days.
In essence they are almost the same skirt: classic style and length, pleated details, made in Britain and of course, pockets!
If you are looking for full spring/summer fun in the sun with a 1950s retro vibe I'd go for the Kew Skirt. It looks fabulous with our new Own Range Liberty print blouse (above) these brightly patterned tops new in from Emily and Fin. Perfect for romping around on sunny days with a pair of Charlie Stone sandals or the new Lorena's from Miss L Fire.
Looking for something a bit more subtle? The Wandsworth Skirt will always be an elegant option and offers a lot of trans-seasonal value. We were wearing ours deep into autumn! These muted colours also go with a variety of our Own Range blouses.
Have you been wearing our Own Range Kew or Wandsworth skirts? Let us know what you think by leaving us a review on google.
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