It’s impossible to escape at the moment, leading me to lament that I am in work and not in the deserts of Colorodo partying away to indie music and wearing a long flowing beaded kaftan with ‘cool’ headwear and bare feet. Coachella, the world’s most beautiful and glamorous festival, is on the horizon. Which means that festival season will start to get underway very soon! Which in turn means that summer is surely on it’s way!?
Everybody knows that (in Britain certainly) a pair of wellies is a must on the festival check list and the king of British wellies are of course Hunter.
This British brand that has a history spanning nearly 160 years has a huge fan base, anyone who’s anyone has been papped wearing a pair at a festival, whether they’ve gone for the traditional khaki green or branched out for a patterned or collab pair. I’m sure that the year that Hunter collaborated with Jimmy Choo, you couldn’t move for black snakeskin wellies at Glastonbury!
Current Creative Director of Hunter is Alastair Willis, husband of Stella McCartney no less, and his collection last year added a more fashionable twist to the brand’s identity, with pastel colours and ombré patterns. He also ensured that Hunter was not just recognised for it’s wellies, but for other outdoor fashion pieces such as macs and accessories including bags and umbrellas.
Funnily enough, Alastair was inspired by festivals when he created this collection- I love how he’s merged traditional outdoor greens and khaki patterns with new and exciting pastels. He also designed some pieces which would work in everyday life, such as these pretty badass rubber heels and black bomber jacket that Abbey Clancy was photographed in.
This year, there’s sure to be a new and exciting colour or patterned wellie that everyone will want to get their hands on. And if I want a matching mac too, I’ll have to get saving..my Coachella fund may have to go to towards other means!