Ingrid Starnes is a New Zealand fashion designer who launched her first collection in winter 2010. Her clothes have a vintage feel but are thoroughly modern. Current fashion fads won’t be found in her collections either with the clothes tending to have a classic, ladylike appeal.
The new spring/summer 2013 range is apparently inspired by Norwegian Wood, a novel by Haruki Murakami whose title in Japanese is Noruwei No Mori, the standard translation of The Beatles song Norwegian Wood. I’ve read Norwegian Wood is an outstanding book that I’ve read many times and never tire of, so maybe this explains why this collection has so many pieces that I’m in love with. I have included images of my favourites below.
The Katey shirt in Oriental Poppy Print
The Darmin trench in olive and the Milford dress in olive.
The Clancy top in cream.
The Delores singlet in pine.
The Basil pants in olive and the Odette cardigan in carrot and lemon