Summer beckons…

Summer has returned to Rothiemurchus and The Rolling Rail has popped back up down the wee lane beside the Barn.

I am once again delighted to be able to stock a selection from Palava’s latest collection.

The joyful prints and timeless vintage inspired cuts can’t help but raise a smile. This year we have added the Kit unisex shirt in all its colourful glory!

I am also really excited to add, very small, slow fashion companies Katazome and Kiraku to the mix.

I fell in love with the textiles and construction of these garments as soon as I saw them and am so pleased to give them a space here.

The Katazome + Kiraku pieces are designed, dyed and printed in the UK by a group of close university friends.

Ally who founded Katazome says,

“The idea for Katazome started when a friend from Japan gave me some Indigo & cotton seeds in the 1980's. By the time those seeds had grown, been harvested & I’d learnt to make dye, weave real cloth & print using the Katazome resist method. So had the idea grown to make all my clothes combining Katazome, fashion & Art.

When I started Katazome, having been to Central st Martins, London School of Fashion, RADA & worked as a designer, pattern cutter for other companies for many years. I wanted to focus on the fact all my garments were high quality, comfortable, fitted & flattering, exciting works of art, free from the standard rules of fashion & design. Clothes you wanted & could wear, whenever & wherever you wanted or needed to wear them. That also made you feel:- Special, Loved, Hugged, Excited, Interesting, Enigmatic & Arty. Garments that showed who you are or who you wanted to be, gave confidence & even made you happy.  But most of all, were Well-made, Seasonless, Low impact clothing, that would become Exciting Timeless Heirlooms.”

For those who appreciate print but prefer a simpler look we have continued our range of Italian Linens and cottons…all we need now is a little bit of sun!

My collection of Vintage picks and pre-loved pieces were really popular last year and it was joy seeing unique pieces going to new homes! Luck has shone on me this year and I have been lucky enough to connect with some wonderful new wholesale suppliers to add to the list of lovely people I work with.

This years Vintage collection is much bigger than last years and I’m hoping I will be able to do a new drop of Vintage online every Thursday. This years picks include some spectacular 1970’s dresses and lovely daywear picks from the 50’s to the 90s. 

The Rolling Rail will be open 10am-4pm  Friday - Monday for the whole summer with the some Throw Back Thursday big vintage days. Along with clothing there is a welcome return of award winning skincare company MODM and a selection of gifts and interesting

One of the most rewarding things about last years pop up experience was meeting so many people from the creative community who either live locally or were visiting. I’m hoping to make even more of this space and connection this year. In the pipeline is a Knit and natter evening group and Collaborative Creative Saturday morning drop-ins where I hope to adventure into visible mending and explore print and construction techniques….watch this space for details!

Nancy x