Once free from the car, the children bound about the heather and bracken that is starting to carpet the moors. Soon the whole family are enjoying the fresh air, open landscapes, clear skies and views of rolling fields that are divided by dry stone walls.
These two hastily scribbled sentences captured how we wanted our new autumn season to look and feel. Ever since the samples had come into the office, we’d been plotting and planning – where would the photoshoot take place, what models shall we use and how should we style the outfits?
We decided there was no better way to introduce our new autumn collection than taking it to the moors of Alnwick, Northumberland. Beautiful yet barren landscapes, they would not only provide a stunning backdrop for our new collection, but really put it to the test.
Cold weather means more clothes so we layered up our collections in the best way possible. For women, jackets, coats, knits and accessories were all thrown together – the wind and rain offering an opportunity to see how these pieces would stand up against the elements.
Our men’s collection shared many qualities with the landscape on which the shoot took place, rugged and handsome (even if we do say so ourselves). Our new men’s outerwear, knits and accessories were made for life on the moors.
Our children’s collection was equally as happy. Quite simply, we layered them up and let them loose.
Bex, Art Director at Joules
Our new collection was at home in the open air, trudging over grassland and up hills, but equally it wouldn’t look out of place in the town or city. Our new takes on tweed, classic Chelsea boots and printed dresses are perfect for almost every occasion.
Once a couple (or several!) pieces from our new autumn collection have made their way to your wardrobe, where you wear them is totally up to you. Just remember, if you’re planning a trip to the moors of Northumberland, don’t leave home without them.