The weather may be freezing, literally, but we’re already dreaming of spring, which makes it difficult to pick your outfit du jour. One piece that works well for trans-seasonal dressing : the bomber. Picking the right one makes all the difference to your street-style cred, so here are Twin‘s four carefully chosen jackets that will keep you warm now and all the way through to summer.
House of Hackney Empire Silk Blouson Jacket in Midnight Stripe, £335, Houseofhackney.com & TOPSHOP Quilted Bomber Jacket By Boutique, £65, Topshop.com
It’s been a busy month for House of Hackney; as well as setting up a summer residency within the walls of Liberty, June also sees the launch of their debut clothing line. The omnipotent interiors company have joined forces with US fashion giant, Opening Ceremony, whom we just can’t get enough of right now, to turn their beautiful and bold homeware prints into ready to wear.
Antiqued leopard spots and the brand’s signature ‘Dalston Rose’ design are placed onto a selection of baby doll dresses, oversized knits and high-waisted shorts to name a few. Business partners and HoH founders, Frieda Gormley and Javvy M Royle both hail from fashion backgrounds, so it is no surprise that next season the pair plan to take the fashion element of their business to the next level with the launch of a menswear capsule collection. The current womenswear collection is available to buy in Opening Ceremony stores and from the House of Hackney website now.
Forget trawling the internet for Christmas presents, shopping around a market is far more de rigueur. Circus, the brainchild of the House of Hackney founders, promises lashings of festive spirit and unique gifts.
For five days, cherry-picked labels and creatives are setting up concept stalls selling their wares. Expect to find such brands as Les Chiffoniers, Lost Property of London, Olivia von Halle (top image), Paper London, Fred Butler and, of course, House of Hackney. Alongside fashion and homeware stands, as well as some more unconventional offerings from Polly Morgan, there will be a Christmas fair selling trees, roasted chestnuts and gift wrapping.
East London gem Lily Vanilli will be on hand selling Christmas hampers as festive foodie presents and her bakery and cider stand will serve up warming snacks for weary shoppers. Taking place in a disused power station in Shoreditch, the vibe is sure to unite the best of hip Shoreditch creativity and traditional Christmas fare.
House of Hackney has finally arrived. Bringing chintz back but with an East London stamp, the interior design brand’s non-conformist wallpaper, bed linen and furniture is an antidote to identikit Ikea fatigue and you can now shop their bold take on traditional furnishing online.
To coincide with the launch of the website, the inventive couple behind the label, Frieda Gormley and Javvy M Royle are hosting a pop-up shop until Sunday. Installed in a Dalston town house, House of Hackney’s three collections, Dalston Rose, Queen Bee and Hackney Empire will deck each of the four floors, literally floor to ceiling.
Expect a plethora of fine bone china, tasselled lampshades and chaise longues in the House of Hackney’s fabrics and prints. Kiss goodbye to white walls and embrace the flock.
House of Hackney pop-up is at 76 Stoke Newington Road, Hackney, London N16 7XB until 3 April. houseofhackney.com