Craft & Design
Big news: This is our Debut Capsule Clothing Collection
11 May 2022
We’ve got a very important question for you. Have you ever wished you could wear Radley London top-to-toe? We thought so. It’s time to get excited, because now you can. Drum roll please.
Introducing our brand-new, debut capsule clothing collection. With essentials to complement every look in your wardrobe. Like a warm, quilted coat for walking through Hampstead Heath, and knitted jumpers for every autumn outing in your diary.
It was important (actually, it was essential) that our clothing was made with the same craftsmanship and attention to detail we give our handbags. That means expert design. Quality materials. And all your favourite signature details. But the big news? Many of the designs within this collection are made using sustainable fabrics, like recycled polyester and cotton from the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI). So, whether you’re out exploring nature or settling down for cosy night in, you can look good while doing good for the planet too.
Before we give it all away, let us officially reveal our debut capsule clothing collection. We also speak to expert Stylist Michelle Duguid, who worked her magic with these new pieces on our latest shoot.
From the most traditional styles to charming designs. You’ll love the new knitwear in our capsule collection. Like the mohair-blend Fair Isle jumper, which we’ve created in four collect-them-all colours. Spot it in cream and grey, as part of Stylist Michelle’s favourite look from the shoot.
“I loved the Fair Isle jumper outfit. The jumper is quite classic, so I paired it with some cool leather trousers and these Radley London Chelsea boots. I think this picture sums up the Radley London woman.”
As for the more characterful designs, we had to include a dog (or three). So, who will you find on our new Radley & Friends pullovers? Our Scottie, of course. But we’ve also saved a special place for Oscar the Dachshund and Baxter the Spaniel too. Just like our handbags, we’ve used expert craftsmanship techniques to bring them to life. Here, it’s skillful intarsia – a knitted technique that creates patterns using lots of colour.
Our scenic buttoned cardigan has also been made in the same way – with an illustrative intarsia design. You could say it’s the picture bag of our clothing collection. It’s a stand-out piece that will catch your eye. And it certainly caught the attention of Michelle, who loves the skyline and colours.
“I really like the cardigan, I felt like it was joyful. We’ve all embraced nature during the pandemic and we’ve all realised that it makes us much happier.”
As it’s inspired by nature, we had to ensure the scenic button-up cardigan was also kind to our planet. So, it's crafted with 100% recycled cotton. As for the Radley & Friends jumpers, they’re made using sustainable BCI-approved cotton. And these aren’t the only things made with planet-friendly materials.
We had to create something for dog walks, didn’t we? Warm, padded and stylish. Our Geo Quilt coat is something to be admired. (As it will be, by those passing you on the street.) And what you can’t tell from a glance is that it’s made with sustainable materials, including a recycled polyester outer and interior padding.
Short or long. Black or Camel shades. Even with all these options, one thing is for sure. This is the coat you’ll pull out every autumn. As the temperatures drop and the leaves begin to fall from the trees, this timeless seasonal staple is the one you’ll be looking forward to reuniting with year after year.
A cosy knit, a pair of faux leather trousers and a Scottie dog by your side. That’s how we’ll be wearing our Geo Quilt coat. Shoot Stylist, Michelle gives us some other options.
“Wear tone on tone. Keep it all one colour. Big wide trousers and matching polo neck or shirt. Or go for a graphic sports feel. Put it with acid brights, black or white, like these Radley London white trainers. Smart white leather cuts through anything.”
We think you’ll agree, there’s nothing better than getting home after a long day and enjoying a relaxing evening on the sofa. For moments like these, how does a pair of Radley London designer pyjamas sound? A soft, matching set made with brushed cotton, approved by the Better Cotton Initiative.
Comfort is key, but we wanted to make sure these sets were a little fun too. That’s where our heritage prints come in. Like Signature Radley, with our charming Scottie dog. Our Head in the Clouds design (that’s aptly named for a blissful night’s sleep). Or the new patterned Radley Check. And if that’s not enough to choose from, our Radley & Friends pyjamas also come with the option of loose wide-leg pj trousers or playful drawstring shorts. That’s a set for summer and another for winter. So, there’s no need to pick a favourite.
We all know that no outfit is complete without the final touch – footwear. Luckily, we’ve got this covered too. With brand new shoes made for this season and those still to come. Let’s start with the one style every woman needs this time of year – the perfect pair of leather boots.
The sound of crunching through fallen autumn leaves will be even better when wearing these. Whether it’s our chunky and traditional Cording Street Chelsea boots or the glamorous heeled Anchor Mews (just to name a few of our new right-on-trend styles). You might also notice that some of these share their name with our signature handbags. It’s not just because they make a perfect match, but because they’re crafted with the same premium leathers and thoughtful design. So you can be sure your Radley London boots will last.
And of course, we have to give a special mention to everyone’s favourite casual shoes. Your wear-everywhere, wear-with-everything trainers. Now in new elevated styles with our monogram print and embossed signature logos. It’s a staple in every edition, as Michelle explains, “I think the white trainer is very useful as it shows up for everything. It has a sports feel that isn’t going away.”