PENELOPE’S INSPIRATION


PRE-COLLECTION 18 INSPIRATION


Photographed within the rooftop gardens of Vanessa Branson’s luxurious hotel, El Fenn in Marrakech, our new Pre-Collection 2018 is a heady mix of spice, colour and texture - a veritable feast for the senses. This season’s inspiration came from the very location of the shoot – Marrakech. El Fenn describes itself as “A bit luxe, a lot laidback” and certainly lived up to this description with the coolest rooftops in town – the perfect setting to shoot our Pre ‘Rooftops Collection’ party styles.

The colour of Morocco is pink, from earthy plaster pink through to vibrant pink. Other key colours are burnt orange, ultraviolet, cherry red, mandarin orange, emerald green, kilim pink and ultramarine. Animal print pony cowhide, cross stitch embroideries and metallic leathers embellish throughout.

Leather-sole Bennison slippers are decadent and informal, reflecting the elegance of the riad. The new Maria Castana is an old school lace-up style given that inimitable Penelope Chilvers twist in Moscow Mule pony cowhide. Key cowboy styles including the cropped Misty and the Cuban-heeled Rocky are imagined in signature pony cowhides trimmed and tasselled in suede and leather. Signature ankle boots have the signature equestrian spirit in natural saddle leathers.

Summer party styles such as the Infinity and the Bali sandal are introduced in swathes of emerald, navy and black satin, ruched and enveloping the foot.