Baartmans and Siegel are known for their statement outerwear and sport luxe, for AW15 the inspiration has come from the retro ski-break. Fur trims, casual joggers and cinched waists all create a youthful display. For this collection Baartmans and Siegel have included a capsule women’s collection, these pieces added an extra flare of opulence as models walked down in blue fur coats.
Stripes of red, mustard, admiral blue and bright green brought this collection together, using white and charcoals as the base of sports wear. High neck jerseys with performance fabric inserts, ¾ length parkas with fur collars and tailored check wools juxtaposed to create tracksuit trousers.
Using harsh European weather as a source of inspiration the fabrics used seem inviting yet practical, French hand-woven storm cuffs, detachable Scandinavian fur collars and Italian wools have been brought together in England to construct an effortlessly youthful collection.
The accessories used add to the retro aesthetic; large gradient sunglasses and bright white Le Coq trainers bring the 1970’s and sportswear trends harmoniously together. The collection has pushed extravagant sportswear to new boundaries; sharing masculine and feminine silhouettes the outcome is fresh and versatile.
Written by Gabrielle Kynoch. Images © Baartmans and Siegel.