Romantic modern florals dance across the floaty maxi-dresses and blouson sleeved blouses of our new limited edition collection read more
Herald the return of sunnier days with our limited edition Clarendon collection. This carefully curated collection of stunning separates, floaty dresses, fashionable blouses and on-trend accessories takes its inspiration from the extensive Laura Ashley archive. Fluid shapes, irresistibly feminine detailing, flattering silhouettes and imaginative reworkings of beautiful floral prints give this capsule collection an unmistakable heritage touch.
As dark florals marched across the catwalks this season, the Laura Ashley team were inspired to look to the past to find the perfect print to interpret this trend in a modern, wearable way. A delve into the our famous archive exposed a riot of beautiful wildflower illustrations; perfect for this heritage collection.
Our dark ‘blossom’ print is a whimsical, hand-painted interpretation of springtime flowers and is the perfect modern floral to usher in Spring. The pastel blues, whites and pinks pop against the dark background, giving the print drama and contrast—perfect for making a bold statement this season.
Our stunning Hedgerow floral is a new spring colourway of one of our existing archive prints and is the perfect modern floral to add a bit of heritage romance to your wardrobe. Featured across blouses, maxi dresses and accessories, this print features a traditional spring palette of soft greens, pinks and blues.
The Clarendon collection takes cues from our vintage silhouettes, updating them to align with the current trend of 80’s-style sleeves and lowered hemlines. The high-neck blouses have a prairie-style edge whilst still being an appropriate choice for modern work-wear and our beautifully fitted trousers are comfortable and stylish enough to transition from weekday to weekend in an instant.
Our playful prairie-style Clarendon midi-dress features a softly tiered ruffle skirt and light blouson sleeve in a delicate palette of pale mint and pure rose. Reworked from a heritage print, this soft floral also debuts as a high neck ruffle blouse with intricate sleeve detailing—perfect for pairing with a sleek pair of blush pink split leg trousers for an elegant take on the botanical trend.
Fashion week saw the return of overt feminine touches across all forms of fashion. From ruffled collars to larger sleeves to delicate fringing, we are now seeing a resurgence of the ’70’s and 80’s excess’ in the fashion world—so there has never been a better time to be bold with your silhouettes and prints.
Our new Clarendon collection uses a feminine blouson sleeve to give the pieces from the collection an air of romance and whimsy while hearkening back to the past with detailed high necklines and textured frills.
Offered in a playful palette of spring shades, from willow green to blush pink, misty blue and bright rose, the colours in this collection pop out from the prints to create a bold new look as the new season arrives. Included in the colour palette are hues of blonde, black, ivory and camellia.
Our luxurious mid-weight silk dress is offered in a beautiful dewy blue. Sitting just below the knee it’s the perfect dress for an injection of summery glamour. For a more casual look with the same feminine charm, our pointelle sweater in soft clotted cream is perfect for warming up the chillier days.
Named after a place where Laura Ashley once lived and created prints, the Clarendon collection was created with the brand’s heritage in mind. From using archive prints and taking inspiration from our archive silhouette, this collection presents as a beautiful retelling of Laura Ashley’s legacy.
Today in London on Clarendon Street you can still go and visit the famous green plaque advising that Laura Ashley “began printing fabrics here”.
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