Sphere One’s Autumn Winter 2019 collection pays homage to the elusive jaybird with its beautiful blue wing, a shy bird that’s rarely seen, but makes its home in the broadleaf Irish woodlands. The collection features rich shades of blue against an earthy neutral palette like the flash of a jaybird’s wing against the autumnal landscape. Tone on tone colours in the world’s finest cashmere are layered throughout the collection with a splash of blue, and detailing adds texture through velvet patches, super light parachute material, metallic finishes, quilting and hand stitching.
A giant, ethically sourced goose-down scarf with cashmere ties creates a voluminous silhouette that recalls the puffed up plumage of this little bird. Slim legged pantaloons that blouson at the knee are paired with over-sized, textured sweaters in 5 ply cashmere, like the delicate lattice-work of bird’s nests. Chunky ribbed hems and cuffs are seen across many of the garments, including on a long fine-weight dress woven in the lightest cashmere half it’s weight, as delicate yet as strong as the bird.