While I was in Paris I took the opportunity to visit some of the showrooms and in particular I got a preview of hot London knitwear label Sibling's collection for Spring/Summer 2012! Now containing pieces for both women and men, the S/S12 range is inspired by all the fun of the fairground. My fave item? Definitely the ironic "Where's me jumper?" t-shirt!
But that's not all! I also got an exclusive interview with one third of Sibling, Cozette McCreery. So, here we go:
A&D: What was the inspiration behind the precollection that you were
showing in Paris?
Well it was sort-of pre collection SISTER by SIBLING and full on SIBLING. We didn't really describe the SISTER by SIBLING offer as pre as it's more of a LOOK we are going to launch this soon, you know, gauge some interest (which was fucking amazing by the way - apologies for swearing!) WE did the same with SIBLING in 2008 by having a small party to showcase what we were up to: et voila as they say in London's East End.
We were inspired by chips, hot dogs, fun fairs, candy floss, carousel horses, dodgems, waltzers, love, bit of hate. A place called Fun City filled with sunshine and boys and girls having a laugh.
A&D: Why have you decided this is the time to move into womenswear?
Because Cozette is sick of buyers hounding her at her SIBLING sales appointments which is a more than good enough reason. Haha. We are joking but actually not much.
Actually we felt that it was about time to offer the men's line to women rather than them nicking their feller's sweaters.