John Lewis’s most sustainable collaboration is back with its third collection with industry insider favourite Mother of Pearl.
Who doesn’t love a high street collaboration? The heady mix of designer aesthetic at affordable prices is enough to send even the most grounded of fashion fans into a spin. Today sees the launch of the latest collection from high street titan John Lewis and cult British designer Mother of Pearl, who have created a capsule collection of 27 understated, elegant pieces ready to uplift every wardrobe, available from £45.
As with the previous collaborations, at the core of this collection is purposeful fashion, something Mother of Pearl designer Amy Powney is incredibly passionate about; pieces designed to stand the test of time in your wardrobe, while also bringing something refreshingly new for your sartorial satisfaction.
Mother of Pearl, a highlight on the London Fashion Week schedule, has been pioneering the way for sustainability without losing its trademark aesthetic of strong feminine silhouettes, bold prints and delicate details.
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Enacting yet more positive change, this collection maintains all of those brand values but at high street prices. Lots of monochrome pieces, from a black boxy denim jacket to a white windowpane check midi dress, as well as seasonless blue denim pieces, looseline midi dresses, joggers and floral printed separates contribute to the collection’s longevity.
“Making beautiful pieces for the high street with the most sustainable fabrics and production is not an easy task,” says Amy Powney, creative director of Mother of Pearl. “But working with the John Lewis & Partners team has made this a reality.”
The collaboration is more relaxed than previous collections, offering softer silhouettes and more casual fabrics, but with plenty of pieces that are more workwear and occasion focused too. Whatever you are shopping for, here’s our edit of the must-have pieces.
John Lewis x Mother of Pearl Midi Dress
A modern classic, this printed midi dress with subtle puff sleeve detail will look great all summer long. Wear it with a trench and ankle boots for an elevated weekend look or with a cropped cardigan and trainers for a more relaxed moment.
Shop John Lewis + Mother of Pearl puff sleeved midi dress, £139
John Lewis + Mother of Pearl Cardigan
Bold, graphic prints in a monochrome palette are a Mother of Pearl signature. This soft cream and navy cardigan is the perfect piece to throw on over a printed midi dress or a plain t-shirt and jeans.
Shop John Lewis + Mother of Pearl Cardigan, £89
John Lewis + Mother of Pearl Tapered Jeans
As a reflection of how we are shopping now and what we will want from our wardrobes long term, this collection includes more denim and more loungewear. These tapered jeans look great with a slouchy oversized sweatshirt or printed shirt.
Shop John Lewis + Mother of Pearl Tapered Jeans, £99
John Lewis Mother of Pearl Spot Shirt and Trousers
It wouldn’t be a Mother of Pearl collection without her signature polka dot print. This time creative director Powney has worked her magic on the perfect shirt and trousers that are both playful and sophisticated.
Shop Mother of Pearl + John Lewis shirt, £89 and trousers, £99
John Lewis + Mother of Pearl Sweatshirt
Versatile loungewear in contemporary silhouettes is another Mother of Pearl signature. Wear this soft cream style with tapered jeans and chunky sandals.
Shop John Lewis + Mother of Pearl Sweatshirt, £69
John Lewis + Mother of Pearl Check Shirt
Known for her nuanced take on shirting, the subtle print and relaxed shape makes this shirt a modern classic. We’ll be sporting ours French tucked into our favourite slimline trousers when we are back in the office.
Shop John Lewis + Mother of Pearl Check Shirt, £89
Images: courtesy of John Lewis
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