Wallis, the high street women’s clothing retailer, has launched a capsule collection bynew print designer, Lollie Dunbar. The seven-piece mini collection, which features a bespoke print created by the up-and-coming textile designer, comprises a range of garments for spring and summer including scarves, dresses, wide-legged Palazzo trousers and a cropped kimono.
Dunbar said of her inspiration for the collection: "I wanted to create something that was suitable for the Wallis customer, for spring/summer 2012, but also something that would be a reflection of me as a designer.
"My main inspiration for the designs were prints seen on contemporary homeware designs and I felt these would translate beautifully into a scarf collection and the other designs flowed from there." With regard to the design process for the Wallis collection, Dunbar said: "When I first met with the design team at Wallis to discuss the collaboration I was so excited that they very much wanted me to take my own direction.
"I worked from home and so had complete independence on the designs. Throughout the process I would meet with the team to keep them up to date on what I was working on and get their feedback on how the collection was progressing."
Dunbar is currently working on a new collection to add to her portfolio.