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Yumi Designer Rachel Kan Talks the Sail Away Trend

February 7, 2013
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Drum roll please! We can reveal that our debut trend from Spring Summer 2013 is Sail Away! Yes, evoking all those chilled out and glorious feelings of a Summer holiday, we sat down with Yumi designer Rachel Kan to find out more about this trend……

 

  • Hi Rachel! What inspired the Yumi Spring Summer 2013 Sail Away trend?

This trend is our homage to preppy, nautical style. I went on a day trip to Brighton and while wandering around the Marina and looking at the boats – I knew it was a print I had to include in Spring/Summer 2013.

 

  • Can you tell us what garment shapes you went for?

I love retro shapes – there is nothing more flattering than a 1950’s style fit and flare and I felt this shape would fit perfectly with the retro nautical prints I was using for this trend.

 

  • How did you decide on the colour palette?

We do research on future colours trends that coming up as well as going to Premiere Vision in Paris – a fabric show that showcases a wonderful selection of fabrics to use for the upcoming seasons. I decided to keep it classic nautical, so lots of blue, navy, white and red.

 

  • What were your favourite shows from the Spring Summer 2013 season?

I really like the eclectic style mix of Michael van der Ham and the feminine shapes of Temperley. Eclectic and feminine are very Yumi!

Thank you Rachel! Have a look through the Sail Away edit here.

 

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