I've been viewing a few autumn/winter lookbooks lately and they're getting me in the mood for cooler weather. I'm itching to wear jeans, collared shirts and knitted jumpers but alas, I'm still dealing with temperatures upwards of 30°C. Thanks subtropical climates. Anyway, I was recently introduced to Penny Sage - a New Zealand label designed by Kate Megaw. Their winter 2014 collection is called 'To The Wonder' and is describe as an ode to everyday beauty. Inspired by a trip through New Zealand's Desert Road, the collection uses fabric and texture to bring to life different elements of the landscape. Colour and texture drive this collection, with heavier fabrics crafted into tailored menswear-inspired pieces while lighter silk dresses draw on a more feminine aesthetic. Despite being an autumn/winter collection, I think many of the pieces are trans-seasonal like the silk kimonos and tunic dresses. This is quite excellent if you, like me, live somewhere where 'winter' occurs for about a month every calendar year.
To see more of the collection, visit the Penny Sage website.
You can shop the collection via their online store.