The Gudrun Sjödén autumn collection encompasses nature, vivid hues, and the world of the jungle—African animals are fluid throughout the line as influence.
A couple of my favourite patterns within this particular collection are as bold as you could imagine, and given the inspiration coming from the motherland, how could one go wrong? And, since a fashion medley of jungle animals was the sole source influence for this collection, the result is a harmoniously balanced line. You can really feel the spirit of the season all over the line, even in a glance.
From sunset to sunrise, some of the most splendid blends of colour (in the line) are interpreted from Savanna and the visible horizon. There are earthy tans, deep neutral colours, and variations of dusky pink and purple intermingled with jacquard knits and jersey fabrics.
The general colour story is charming, and with a jumbled palette like this one, there are abstract motifs that are difficult to ignore.
The leopard, zebra, and giraffe all played a role, and expand the breadth of the collection—pairing the jungle inspired patterns together also make quite a fashion statement. I chose to go along with the rich colour combination, but I added mustard yellow to my outfit. Then, to make it my own, I added my wide leather belt over the cardigan, which also gave the illusion of a peplum.
Lastly, here are a few other styles that I am completely in love with, some of which are so distinct and smartly designed for layering or even coupling pieces with solid separates that you may already own. I could easily see the cosy zebra tunic blended with skinny jeans and boots, and the printed scarves worn in a myriad of ways for autumn and winter seasons.
Stay tuned, I have more colourful and eco-infused combinations coming soon. In the meantime, here's a glimpse of a few winter knits here.
What do you think of Gudrun Sjödén’s autumn collection?
The goods: “Giraff” lyocell dress (sold out!) and “Leo” lyocell/cotton printed cardigan-Courtesy of Gudrun Sjödén, Leather belt-gifted, Oxfords-F21. *All images: Fashion Tales, other styleboard image elements-www.gudrunsjoden.com, edited by Fashion Tales.