Today I had the pleasure of being followed on Twitter by British womenswear Kirsty Doyle, so I say what better time to share my thoughts on her work.
Since receiving wide-scale recognition for her talent on Sky One's Project Catwalk in 2006, she has gone on to produce four collections and when you see them, you'll completely understand why she won the show.
Strong, structured with a distinct look of luxury, her collections are somewhat architecturally inspired. Kirsty has a tendency to pair chiffon and silk with sharply tailored pieces, and though her style is highly structural she still achieves that all important wearability. I like to think of her work as The Hills meets Gossip Girl meets metropolitan London.
Referred to by The Sunday Telegraph as the female Roland Mouret, Kirsty runs her business in Liverpool, but her design roots are firmly in the UK's capital where she studied at Central St. Martins.
Not content with her self entitled fashion label, Kirsty has expanded to lingerie with a new intimates line; Kiki by Kirsty Doyle. The latest collection featuring hollywood inspired babydolls, peek a boo knickers and the most amazing silk trench coat, described as the 'flashing mac'. Her ready to wear garments are sold exclusively via My Wardrobe and made to measure orders are available directly via the website.
I look forward to seeing her style offering for AW/09, but in the meantime, I'll leave you with pics from her Spring/Summer collection, enjoy!