The Serpent & The Swan have recently released their AW13 range. As with their Summer range the AW collection is heavily themed and consists of an eclectic range of shirts, tees and knits.
From their love of underwater animals and what lies beneath the ocean’s surface, sisters Hayley & Lauri Smith created a collection of wool coats, fisherman’s knits, raw chinos and flannel shirts with lots of leather and brass detailing in their signature muted colour palette.
Hayley, one half of Serpent and the Swan says, ‘It fascinates me how an environment can be so eerie yet serene. I imagined fishermen out there at night when they battle the most brutal storm, and then rewarded with a sky full of stars and stillness, or when you are submerged and a sense of calm washes over you. These were the elements I wanted to come across for AW2013.’
Lauri, previously a props designer, continues to cast bronze moulds which become the Serpent and the Swan trademark buttons, hardware and jewellery. Clear quartz crystals and chunky brass chains complement the rawness of the pieces while delicate whale rings and broches embody the mysterious creatures of this night seas inspired collection.