Tuesday, 5 July 2011

In good Nic-ole Farhi





IT is always a delightful moment when a treasured fashion house makes a welcome arrival at your favourite shop and the news that label Nicole Farhi has arrived at Stuarts has cheered me no end.

The label has an innate understanding of thee right cut for jumpers, jackets and trousers, which reminds me of John Smedley and Pringle, which is not that odd as the current head of its menswear line is Massimo Nicosia, former head of the Scottish labels’ menswear range.

A choice of actor Colin Firth of The King's Speech and musician Chris Martin of Coldplay, the label’s new line of jumpers and jackets from Farhi are superb.

The basic grey Mel jumper for example is a cracker, the soft feel cotton slim fit top is a wool/cotton mix and is part of the Farhi by Nicole Farhi collection. The large ribbed waistband and cuffs add a weight to the garment, while the name is brandished on the chest. The jumper also comes in a darker green which is known as the Basic Hunter top or in navy.

The Fairisle jumper is a step away from the soft feel of the previous and runs in a Fairisle pattern with dark blue collar and cuffs, this 100 per cent wool jumper is a winter wonder, but if you prefer your colours a bit more neutral check out the True navy cardigan which for me really hits the spot. The heavier navy wool look is off-set by seven from branded button fastening, and two chest pockets. The higher neck, which can either be rolled down, wore open or up is a delight.

There are jackets and a pair of jeans on offer, but I will come to those another time, preferring to end this blog with once of the most beautiful T-shirts I have seen in many a moon.

The knitted navy polo, with a deliciously subtle stripe pattern is a sheer delight. Boasting a four branded button plackets with the space of the stripe pattern becoming closer as the waistband or cuffs appear.

Oh this really is a delight.