Spell Bound - The Conduit Magazine Article October 2015

Make this season your best wardrobe yet … be happy to be the canvas and enjoy wearing some gorgeous new prints and textures. Sahara will really inspire you with their exciting new collection. It’s time to update your wardrobe and refresh your look ready for the winter season ahead. Rediscover the joy of shopping for clothes that actually fit where they should in all the right places.

For autumn, Sahara are bringing back one of their most popular dress shapes. This time crafted from a linen and cotton blend and featuring a bold check design, which combines black, grey and a warming Bordeaux red. Simply layer up as the season cools around us with cosy easy fit cashmere and merino knitwear, woolly tights and boots. Sahara always designs for the discerning style conscious – a brand which epitomises originality, creativity and quality.

Oska is functional yet luxurious, this German brand is renowned for crafting a considered range of sophisticated separates that can be built upon season by season. Investment pieces that have a strength of quality and design. This season we have a collection with a base of harmonious and soft winter colours – foggy shades of grey from light platinum to dark basalt. Feminine naturals combine with woollen whites, accentuated with heather through to a vibrant invigorating positively glowing red to completely throw a magical flare into the mix. 

This is the season where the Oska boiled wool makes a welcome return, even spotted on the actress Amanda Redman in a television drama the other evening. The designs are so striking in their structure they stand out from the crowd. Boiled wool is a purely natural product. Its manufacture requires only wool, water and a little curd soap. It is made by pressing and kneading pure virgin wool knitted fabric in warm water. Since the wool fibre is crimped, the fibres are never packed tightly together and so pockets of air result. They are what give boiled wool its special warming properties. During production the fabric is deliberately shrunk considerably, which changes its density. This is what makes boiled wool a durable fabric, which is resistant to dirt and cold temperatures. As proven by archaeological finds, people have been making boiled wool since antiquity, so we now have proof that new Oska coat will be worth every penny!

We are delighted to bring you Bewitched Accessories, with its colourful ranges of completely coordinating bags, hats and scarves, they are putting the fun back into finishing off any outfit. They are a small independent British firm that are designing to fill a gap in the market between mass produced generic products and the very expensive high end designer labels.
They pride themselves on offering a beautiful product at affordable prices, and this season they have launched a new range of brightly coloured fun socks that come with their own gift packaging – making them the ideal present option for Christmas … oops the ‘C’ word I’m afraid but still you know Melbury will never let you down when looking for a gift or a new outfit from any of your favourite brands … pop in we’d love to see you xx