Poetry’s new AW17 takes its inspiration from the woman who sees the world as her stage. In line with winter’s inward focus, the fashion and homeware were inspired by more intimate explorations.
Floral prints and luxurious knitwear dominate and the winter range was designed with a strong, yet feminine, woman in mind; someone who seeks out the unique and who is drawn to what she finds beautiful. “Imagine discovering a lush secret garden, wonderfully highlighted by the moon on an evening stroll. This is the experience that encapsulates the mood of the winter collections,” says Poetry’s clothing buyer.
Deep shades such as midnight blue and forest green are enlivened with soft, dusty pink and olive, along with neutral milk, oatmeal and camel. Vibrant jewel tones like teal, plum and chartreuse add flashes of brightness to the range’s darker tones. Details such as pleats, bows, embroidery and quilting reinforce the classic femininity of dresses, textured knits and floral prints.
Poetry’s popular quilted jackets are back for another season. The colours and styling are new, but the popular silhouettes remain unchanged. The focus throughout is on comfort and warmth. Shirt and wrap dresses, tunics, bomber jackets, knitted coats, slim fit trousers and knitwear in a range of styles make it easy to achieve a fashionable, yet clean, layered look.
Footwear and accessories
Boots, boots and more boots await with a choice of knee-high, riding boots, calf-length boots, ankle boots as well as the new longer ankle boot. They span the spectrum from suede veldskoen ankle boots made for weekend journeys to leather boots with buckles for city escapes. The brand-new Voyage collection of bags allows Poetry to provide for travellers too with a wide selection of options. Beautiful poncho wraps, luxurious silk scarves, 100% wool felt hats, beanies, leather belts and warm gloves complete winter’s accessories list.
For this season’s homeware, Poetry has looked further afield and the selection echoes the style and lifestyle of a traveller curiously collecting keepsakes from around the world. Think handmade candles from the Overberg alongside hand-crafted throws from India. In addition, there are handmade Portuguese pottery, frames inlaid with mother-of-pearl and bone, and a range of black crockery, also from Portugal.
The colourful candles are made in Bredasdorp by Kapula, a company that was founded to provide employment for the town’s women. The colours and prints – dark hues, bold florals and softer pastels –echo those of the clothing and accessories, and contrasting textures, such as brass, marble and wood, add depth and warmth to the homeware range.
Poetry’s full autumn/winter range of fashion and homeware is now available in stores and online at .