The start of a basics range began with a basic bolero sleeve layer, in high quality viscose/elastane, beautifully made in a factory in Portugal. I was taken to meet the owners with an agent, meet the team and worked through sampling and quality control and eventually took delivery of three basic colours in four sizes.

‘The perfect hand bag layer that offers a cover up without the bulk – just fold up and wear on its own or under a coat.’

Just simply, a very damned useful thing! More styles to follow.