Remnant Kings made me this top!
So excited to share this post with you today in collaboration with the Scottish Fabric House Remnant Kings who made this gorgeous off-the-shoulder top for me. I feel pretty special I must admit. This passionate family-run business with five stores across Scotland are celebrating their 70th Anniversary this year and have a reputation for being Scotland’s number one choice of fabrics, haberdashery and crafts. I can see why after visiting their Glasgow store. I’ve never seen so much colour in one room and never even imagined there were that many different fabric textures and prints. I’ve been way too “minimal” lately, so thanks to the guys at Remnant Kings for brightening up my wardrobe by making me this pretty summery top I can’t stop wearing and talking about. Read on…
Happy Birthday Remnant Kings!
To mark their 70th anniversary, Remnant Kings are working exclusively with Liberty of London and are commissioning an archive 1946 classic Liberty print which has been renamed “Kings Meadow” especially for this collaboration. Working hand in hand with the designers at Liberty, Remnant Kings has recoloured and updated an original archive print and I think the end result is just gorgeous. The Kings Meadow Liberty fabric is so lovely against the skin and doesn’t need to be ironed (YAY!), but I can totally see some modern interior designers using it in their home projects too. The fabric becomes available to the public from the 19th of May priced at £19 per metre.
So how did Remnant Kings actually make my top?
I was invited in to the Glasgow store (located right above House of Fraser) to check out the fabric and pick my favourite designs for the seamstress, which was really fun as I got to look through some awesome designer and sewing pattern books. Vogue was one of them, but as soon as I saw the Kings Meadow Liberty fabric I saw ruffled sleeves. Hazel, who also took my measurements for the seamstress helped me find a few of the patterns and I just fell in love with the off-the-shoulder design (A in the picture below), which happens to be so trendy right now too.
I’ve literally been wearing my new top all week last week (it was so sunny) and even wore it to the beach in Ayr as a boob tube it’s that versatile. It can be worn with so many different colours from the print, paired up with casual or smart skirts, trousers and shorts too, but my favourite look is with distressed light summer denim right now and these GAP “Best Girlfriend” destructed jeans are the best.
This top is the first ever item that was made especially for me for no special occasion (other than Remnant Kings’ 70th anniversary of course) and it’s my favourite piece in the summer wardrobe right now. No kidding. I do love my high street shopping and I always will, but I must admit, I will certainly consider co-creating a few more exciting bespoke pieces with Remnant Kings in the future. I often see my dream (literally) coats and dresses in my sleep only to wake up and realise I won’t be able to find my “designs” in shops anywhere. I now know where to run next time this happens and who knows, maybe in 10 years time I’ll eventually design my own things? Future’s bright and Remnant Kings have given me the “design” bug. Better start those sewing workshops now then Hazel?
Thanks so much to Remnant Kings for making me this gorgeous and very special top and Happy 70th Anniversary!
SHOP THE LOOK:
Off-the-shoulder top – made by Remnant Kings* (make your appointment NOW!)
Best Girlfriend Jeans – GAP*
Sling-backs – ZARA (the real deal)
Denim Jacket – ZARA (try this)
Necklace – QVC* (first seen here)
Sunglasses – Chloe* (Shade Station)
Bag – H&M, old (similar)