We have a weakness for geometric patterns, especially ones that also carry a slightly retro sensitivity. The harmonious Winter 2012 collection of the Australian up-and-coming label, Secret Squirrel, fits the bill perfectly. The triangle patterns are beautifully tone-on-tone, yet they have a nice retro edge that evokes thoughts of earlier times, maybe even as far back as the 30s? Somehow we find ourselves imagining Greta Lovisa Gustafsson, a.k.a. Greta Garbo, wearing these. Yet these deliciously flimsy and funky skirts and tops are totally fit for today.
This lovely time-travel in the form of clothing is part of the magic with which Sydney-based couple Bri Cheeseman and Andrew Prince has been wooing all sorts of celebrities to their label. Currently available only in Australia and online. - Tuija Seipell