October 2020 | Gushlow and Cole
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Autumn Winter 20/21: The Story Behind The Collection

16th October 2020


Autumn Winter 20/21: The Story Behind The Collection | written by Katrina Cole, Design and Creative Director at Gushlow & Cole

Emma and I start each collection thinking how we can provide a fresh new take on our brand classics. Exploring different fabrics and textures always forms our seasonal foundation – for #AW20/21 we were able to find a traditional British made wool tweed, which was a perfect match for this season’s shearling and our heritage mood.

Autumn Winter 20/21: The Story Behind The Collection | Gushlow & Cole - wool tweed  Autumn Winter 20/21: The Story Behind The Collection | Gushlow & Cole - wool tweed coat

With each new fabric comes a different construction method, which is both challenging and inspirational. Construction can sometimes set the complete tone for the collection.

Autumn Winter 20/21: The Story Behind The Collection | Gushlow & Cole - behind the scenes

We decided upon wide stitched edges to complement the more traditional aesthetic of British wool, however our inspiration behind the oversize silhouettes and detailing came from the 90’s – wide shoulder lines, turned edges, and large shawl collars.

Autumn Winter 20/21: The Story Behind The Collection | Gushlow & Cole - aviator jacket Autumn Winter 20/21: The Story Behind The Collection | Gushlow & Cole - shawl coat         

Our favourite piece to look out for in the Autumn Winter 20/21 collection is a wide shouldered, boxy jacket with a dropped hem. We love the vintage 90’s cut and it looks super cool in white curly shearling.

We also both adore our Double Breasted Wool Tweed Coat. The cut is easy for any body shape to wear, and it’s such a beautiful British heritage fabric. The colour popping flecks highlight this season’s colours, so you can dress the coat perfectly with any one of our accessories.

         Autumn Winter 20/21: The Story Behind The Collection | Gushlow & Cole - wool tweed coat navy Autumn Winter 20/21: The Story Behind The Collection | Gushlow & Cole - boxy jacket

Most importantly with this coat though, we wanted to achieve our aim – which was to make a modern British garment, using British spun cloth, a minimal carbon footprint and in the most sustainable way possible. With the cloth made in Yorkshire, the garment made in London, and it all finished off with recycled paper buttons…i’m pleased to say we achieved this!


Explore Autumn Winter 20/21

The New Season Shearling Bags - blog post - medium tote navy

The New Season Shearling Bags

12th October 2020


The New Season Shearling Bags | written by Katrina Cole, Design and Creative Director at Gushlow & Cole

As women designers and naturally obsessed with handbags, we could not resist using our beautiful colour popping shearlings and turning them into bags. So for Autumn Winter 20/21 we’re excited to bring you our latest collection!

   The New Season Shearling Bags - blog post - tote bag - navy      The New Season Shearling Bags - blog post - mini tote bag - orange 2

We were super excited to see our mini evening tote featured in Harper’s Bazaar – Japan this month. It seems we are not the only ones in love with this cute little piece of luxury – just big enough to carry everything you might need on a night out; It’s the perfect textural evening bag option.

   The New Season Shearling Bags - blog post - mini tote bag - orange      The New Season Shearling Bags - blog post - harpers bazaar

The mixed texture tote is a favourite for both day to evening. It is big enough to carry all your everyday essentials whilst the toscana top handle sits pretty on the shoulder, adding that touch of evening glam.

   The New Season Shearling Bags - blog post - slouch bag - navy      The New Season Shearling Bags - blog post - slouch bag - white

The leather trimmed shoulder bag for me, is my personal favourite. I have three children, a mega busy life and lots to carry, so I need a big bag. However, when we first sampled the bag it was even too large for a big bag lover like me! With a little adjustment, it’s now perfect!

The top features a heavy zip to keep my valuables and everything else safe inside. I love the contrasting colour handles in yellow and black, against the white curly merino wool.

   The New Season Shearling Bags - blog post - shoulder bag - white      The New Season Shearling Bags - blog post - shoulder bag - white

         

Another feature I love about this bag, is that we managed to find a manufacturer in England. To get a luxury bag made with such specialised leather craftsmanship in England, is quite a special feat. Our perseverance paid off, and after many trips across the UK we found the perfect makers, right here on our doorstep in London! 

We hope you enjoy the collection.

   The New Season Shearling Bags - blog post - tote bag on arm- navy      The New Season Shearling Bags - blog post - tote bag on arm- mustard yellow

 

size guide

BODY MEASUREMENTS (cm)
XXS XS S M L XL
HIP 87 92 97 102 107 112
WAIST 60 65 70 75 80 85
BUST 79 84 89 94 99 104
CONVERSION CHART (cm)
GUSHLOW & COLE XXS XS S M L XL
UK 6 8 10 12 14 16
US 2 4 6 8 10 12
EU 36 38 40 42 44 46
JAPAN 5 7 9 11 13 15

FOOTWEAR
UK 3 4 5 6 7
EU 36 37 38 39 40
USA 6 6.5 7.5 8.5 9.5
JAPAN (cm) 23 24 24.5 25 26
KOREA (mm) 230 240 245 250 260

HATS (cm/”)
SIZE CIRCUMFERENCE CM/INCH
ONE SIZE 58/ 22.8
S-M 57/ 22.4
M-L 58/ 22.8

GLOVES (cm/”)
SIZE LENGTH WIDTH
ONE SIZE 17/ 6.5 10/ 4

 

 If you are unsure about our sizing then please contact our customer care team on ✆ +44 (0) 1959535066 or customercare@gushlowandcole.com
who will be more that happy to help and advise you.

All measurements in centimetres.