ILLE DE COCOS: LUXE KNITWEAR FOR THE MODERN WOMAN
New to PAD for Spring/Summer 17 is a luxury knitwear collection by independent fashion label, Ille De Cocos. With a passion for quality, effortless style and a huge fan of artful layering, founder Deola Charles looks to answer the call of women everywhere, creating luxury essentials made in the softest, natural yarns for an every day, easy chic.
With a strong background in fashion and lifestyle, having worked for a host of iconic British brands, including Selfridges, Hobbs and The White Company, Deola has a great understanding of what the modern woman requires and wants to wear to feel good. And in searching for a more creative, hands on role in the industry herself it was inevitable that Deola would create her own label.
Deola launched Ille De Cocos in 2015 at her design studio in London. Taking inspiration from the beautiful and unspoiled Cocos Island, her brand is a celebration of natural allure, combining effortless “Londoner” style with island ease. The nature-inspired colour palette includes quintessential neutrals to vivid colour pops, combined in modern cuts that are playful and always easy to wear.
Using the finest merino wool, cashmere, linen and cotton, each piece looks and feels beautiful and luxurious. Talking to Deola about her inspirations, she said: "I find inspiration from the women I meet every day. I want to find out how they spend their days, what they love doing and what they expect from their wardrobe essentials. I translate this in my collections by designing elegant knitwear that women will feel and look great in. For me, empowerment and enhancing women's femininity and confidence is really important."
"I love the versatility of knitwear. It can be tailored to suit every modern woman and can be worn day to day and in the evening, dressed up with stylish accessories. I also really enjoy designing pieces that I love to wear myself."
A selection of Deola's Spring Summer 17 collection of knits are now available at PAD, both online and in store and we just adore it! Our edit features a fresh and easy palette of navy blues, whites, stripes, muted soft greens, rose pinks and pastel buff shades.
Deola said: "My designs this season are inspired by all that is playful, whimsical and chic, with light gauzy textures and colours as well as a fresh take on classic stripes."
All pieces are designed with a flattering silhouette in mind, whether it be a cropped or stepped hemline, or a contrasting back seam, and can be teamed with jeans for a casual weekend look, or layered under a blazer and paired with tailored trousers for work wear. The new range is perfect for an effortless transition between seasons, and is the ideal piece for layering up with on cooler Summer nights.
Ille De Cocos definitely is the sort of versatile, pret a porter range we love! To find out more or to try the new line for yourself, pop into our Edinburgh boutique or simply shop online.