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Eloise Grey. Clothing Made To Keep.

January 21, 2009

So today as I was wondering around the internet I stumbled across a very refreshing and clever page–

Eloise Grey creates sustainable, beautifully crafted coats, jackets, and skirts. The collection is described as “Fine ethical clothing. Made in the United Kingdom. Fabrics created with beauty and respect. Organic Scottish tweeds a specialty.”  She aims to work with local suppliers (organic, ethical, and environmentally-conscious ones, of course), thus the tweeds are woven in Scotland, and the garments are produced in England.

The designer, who studied Italian at Endinburgh University, draws inspiration from the tailored and couture designs of previous generations. According to her biography, she started making clothes at 10 and by 13 was making skirts for a local designer. After spending several years at art and fashion schools in London the brand was born.

The pieces themselves, as well as the photography on the site, are very reminiscent of Antrhopologie (oh how I miss the smell of Anthro). One thing that I particularly like about this designer is that you not only are able to choose your preferred color/pattern but you’re also able to select the type of tweed you want (brilliant!)– prices vary accordingly.

I love the Elizabeth II coat, simple yet elegant. I love the ruched detailing on the collar and the dogtooth patterned tweed. The pleat down the back adds a touch more femininity to this design.

Elizabeth I

Eloise Grey Elizabeth I

I also love the Toklas for the warmer days. The double-breasted fitted design is perfect for reducing bulk when pairing with denim. The ticket pocket is my absolute favorite detail of this jacket– it is SO cute and is perfect for storing my Oyster card on days when I don’t want to carry a bag.

Eloise Grey Toklas

Eloise Grey Toklas

As an afterthought, how lucky is the model who got to wear all these brilliant designs?

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