Sometimes there is just a designer that catches your eye with their whimsical and inspired creations. For me, that just happened to be Alice McCall.
Like work used in a theatre production, these pieces would not sit in your wardrobe quitely. Instead they are greatly expressive and not for the faint hearted – you would most certainly be noticed in these pieces, but justifiably for the right reasons!
One of my favourite pieces from the current collection is the Multi Cotton Imagine Jumpsuit (£260) as I absolutely love the cartoon-esque imagery to the bust of the piece. The perfect shade of blue for this spring and summer, the piece would be great for weddings or any occasion. You could pretty much ensure that nobody would be wearing the same piece at least!
Another of the pieces I would love to own is the Nautical Blue Surreal Skirt (£180). I absolutely adore the scalloped hem that the design features, it is so unique and makes the piece that little bit more feminine and interesting. The downward stripes would also help my tiny 5ft4 height look a little taller – or at least one can hope!
Alice McCall, both the designer and brand, are Australian based. Alice herself previously worked at Sass and Bide, before launching this label in 2004. Previously having styled stars such as Blondie, you can tell that Alice’s work is a little eclectic – alongside most certainly being playful and pretty adorable!
Pulling inspiration from bohemian subcultures and the rock & roll lifestyle, Alice’s pieces are daring and feature lots of frills, scalloping and striking colour.
It isn’t often that a brand really captures your imagination, but Alice McCall certainly does this with her unspoken charm behind each piece. Whilst the prices might not be high-street affordable, they certainly aren’t break the bank and are great investment pieces that could be dressed up/down and are transitional too.
What do you think of Alice McCall?0