Top Trouser Picks

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Hi everyone! Nicki here… I thought I would write a little about some of my favourite trousers from all of the SS19 collections!

Trousers always tend to be a little ‘trickier’ than buying a top. Everyone is a different shape, size… height.. need I go on!

I used to hate shopping for trousers on the highstreet, so I used to stick to my favourite brand of jeans…  that was until I started working at Walkers!

Thankfully I have now found SO many options, and styles that actually fit me correctly! I’m between a UK10-12 and I’m 5ft8.

The usual struggle is finding something that fits me nicely around the waist, whilst still fitting around my hips/bum.. and then the length! I’m sure we all have a list of criteria …I thought I would share with you all, the trousers I have chosen for myself this season!
First up, the mint trousers from Rundholz Black Label (RH190228) They are beautifully soft and stretchy, with a slight drop crotch. I can’t wait to wear these on a summers day, they look so flattering and are super comfortable! I have been searching for a lighter coloured summer trouser – and these are what I’ve been waiting for!

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Next, ‘Clean Pant’ from Black by K&M. Everyone is now joking in the office that it only took 18months to get me in a pair of harem trousers… but I fell in love with these the moment I tried them on during our buying trip! They are the most comfortable pair of trousers I have ever worn, whilst being edgy and super stylish at the same time! I wear them with Affirmative top (BK190055) and my Lurdes Bergada hooded jacket from winter.

 

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My new favourite trousers to wear at the weekend are the Lurdes Bergada pleated trousers (LB190022). They are a perfect mix of being smart and casual and they are so versitle! I love wearing them out for lunch with friends or family with the knitted pullover (LB190040)

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Lastly, these slim leg trousers also from Lurdes Bergada ( no surpises there!) I also own the SS18 version of these, and loved them so much I wanted another pair! These are slightly more cropped than last years! I find them to be such a great wardrobe staple and be worn as a smarter trouser or dressed casually! They are super flattering and my go-to black trouser!

 

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Sandie Loves Black and White

I love black and white, my wardrobe is predominantly black. I think it’s timeless and just love the simplicity of it.

The pieces I love the most are styles that can be worn with other items I already have in my wardrobe. As usual Mr Rundholz has excelled himself as I love the Main Collection. It’s black and white and really striking.

My favourite shirt is this over-sized striped one, with a large oversized pocket, the sleeves are fabulous as they have a stretch jersey panel and ruching.

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rh190114-style-largeThe rundholz striped jumpsuit is amazing, it’s the only one from Rundholz this season. The contrasting shoulder straps, ruched legs and pockets make this a really winner.

rh190130-jacket-twistedcheck-model-smallThis black and white wavy chequerboard jacket is a statement piece which is great to wear with black dresses or mixed with other black and white pieces.

One of my favourite Black dresses this season is a tunic length and has a bubble skirt and interesting neckline. A Black dress is a staple in any wardrobe.

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I also love the top and trousers in the same gorgeous fabric. The top can be worn in multiple ways which makes it great when you’re going away on a short break and can only take hand luggage. The trousers are cropped with a tulip shaped leg, I love this style – it makes a change from my usual harems.

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Spring Looks

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Jill and I went to the studio yesterday to highlight and style some of our favourite pieces for Spring. From casual everyday to dressy night out; the great thing about our designers is that their styles are so versatile. Here are a few photos from our shoot…

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Rundholz Dress

This Rundholz main collection dress is unusual, creative and striking. The small check print resembles a chequer board print. The cotton is so soft and lightweight; a joy to wear. The unique cut makes the dress twist slightly round the body, the sleeves are asymmetric with one side sleeveless and the other is more of a drop shoulder. One of the main features is the loose pocket that also creates a drape to the side.

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Black Label Skirt

Essential tube skirt from Rundholz Black Label. Comes in black and houndstooth print. So stretchy and soft woven fabric- one of our faves. Versatile and easy to style. You can wear it as a everyday look like Jill – she is wearing the Mama b striped t-shirt for a summer-time look. With a lovely shape at the front that curves and holds its shape, it is slightly shorter at the back. Very flattering and a classic from Rundholz.

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Lurdes Bergada Dress

Stylish dropped waist dress from Lurdes is soft, stretchy and looks great. The slim bodice and bouncy bubble shaped skirt is striking and shows off the designers gresat design. Subtle seams down the body are flattering and create shape at the waist. The skirt has lovely drapes and a asymmetric hem line . With leggings you can wear this casually throughout summer or you could easily dress this up for an occasion.

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Lurdes Bergada Jacket and Trousers

I love this smart outfit from Lurdes. Both linen fabrics with a twist. The jacket is cropped, slim fit but with a great boxy shape to show off your waist. With interesting resin coated panels- classic creative Lurdes Bergada detailling. You can wear this jacket many ways- here we have styled it in a more formal/ work look way, but you can easily wear it as a casual day to day with some jersey harems. The trousers are high waisted and flat at the front and back- which is SO flattering. The drop crotch is subtle and classy, the tappered ankle is flattering. Block colour is so on trend!-But still using neutrals so will never go out of fashion. Jill loved wearing this look, she said its even great for a wedding if you aren’t a dress person.

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Black Label Skirt

Fabulous ruffle skirt from Rundholz Black Label. Interesting skirt with cotton mesh overlay fabric with creative spot design- subtle effect. We have styled it as an all pastel look! We paired the outfit with chunky platfrom trainers to keep the look balanced and in proportion. The cap-sleeve top is shorter at the front and goes longer at the back showing off the a-line floaty shape. We put a slim vest underneath and over the skirt to create a flattering stream-line look.

The Spring Collection from StudioB3 will be arriving soon!!!

We have stocked StudioB3 at Walkers.Style for 2 seasons now… We all love it and it works really well with our other brands: Rundholz, Lurdes Bergda and Mama b.

For this Spring we have grown our selection, as the collection was really strong. It should be arriving at Walkers in the next week, just in time for Christmas.

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Studio B3 Spring 2018 collection

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We have picked our biggest selection ever for Spring 2018

Designed and made in Poland, the collection has a great avant garde feel to it and is made to a high quality. The collection for Spring 2018 has two colours which both complement the Black really well: a mid brown grey called Earth Grey; and a lighter sand colour called Ash Grey.

There are a few pieces in the collection which stand out to me as they can be worn in a couple of different ways – one being a top called Eryana,which can be worn as a long dress or a double layer top.

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Eryana worn as a dress.

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Eryana worn as a double layer top.

In addition we have the Halfee top which has two parts: a left and a right. You can wear both together as a full top or just one side over another top or dress, for a really edgy look.

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Halfee top.

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One side of the Halfee top, the shorter side can also be worn separately.

The studio B3 collection is such fun to style and the pieces are great for layering. I know I will be wearing my pieces straight away and mixing them with heavier Winter styles in my wardrobe.

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Buying the Spring 2018 Rundholz Black Label Collection at Walkers.Style

We were in the car on our way to the Rundholz show room in Düsseldorf and we were playing our guessing game of what colours will be in the collection for Spring.

My guess was orange, Keely’s was red and Anne was hoping for blue. Well, as we walked down to the basement of the show room where the Rundholz Black Label collection was displayed we were very surprised as we were all right. The array of colour was like a rainbow or a painters palette.

The bright colours in the spring 2018 Rundholz Black Label Collection.

The bright colours in the spring 2018 Rundholz Black Label Collection.

Orange, Blue, Green, Pink, and Red are the main colours and lots of the styles had all the colour choices so we had a huge task ahead of us in narrowing it down for our order.

If colour is not your thing, there is also the usual, black, white and grey. Some of which has fabulous scribble prints including circles and stripes.

Prints and patterns in black, white and grey.

Prints and patterns in black, white and grey.

Anne is modelling the black and white stripe dress with scribble print.

Anne is modelling the black and white stripe dress with scribble print.

The fabrics this season are great summer weights, we have our favourite fabric which our ‘Best Ever’ – cotton, linen, polymide and elastane mix. There are creative dresses, trousers and jackets in this fabric just perfect for summer.

Wonderful light summer scarf, mixing all the colours together.

Wonderful light summer scarf, mixing all the colours together.

Other fabrics within the collection are great mid weight linen, stretchy cotton jerseys, 100% cotton jerseys, soft viscose, and stretchy linen and viscose mix. Plus these fantastic see through rain coats and bag.

Fabulous clear rain coat, will look great with the bright colours underneath.

Fabulous clear rain coat, will look great with the bright colours underneath.

Rundholz Black Label is celebrating it’s 10th year, Mr Rundholz celebrated with a Fashion show. After we had finished our order we headed off to the Fashion show and was greeted with drinks and cakes before the show.

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Keely, Anne and myself all excited about going to the Fashion show

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Rundholz Black Label celebrating 10 years.

The Fashion show was amazing so many bright outfits, they looked terrific with the matching colourful shoes and helmets to give it a different look.

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Rundholz Black Label Fashion Show S/S 2018

Black and white printed stripe top and black harems.

Black and white printed stripe top and black harems.

'Best Ever' Fabric Red coat and trousers.

‘Best Ever’ Fabric Red coat and trousers.

Sleeveless Rundholz dress and matching leggings and shoes

Sleeveless Rundholz dress and matching leggings and shoes

Wonderful pink dress, scarf and shoes

Wonderful pink dress, scarf and shoes

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Rundholz Black Label Fashion Show S/S 2018

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Rundholz buying trip for A/W 2017

I have been looking forward to writing this blog since we came back from Germany in January, but as we have been so busy in the shop this has been my first chance to sit down and write.

We are so excited about all of the A/W 2017/18 collections, but I wanted to start with the Rundholz, Dip and Black Label as these are my personal favourites.

We were up bright and early on Friday to get to the Rundholz showroom

We were up bright and early on Friday to get to the Rundholz showroom

I have been waiting for Mr Rundholz to use tartan in the Black Label since A/W 2013 when he used it only in the Rundholz collection. I am pleased to announce it has finally come through to the Black label collection! The Black label has a real punk feel about it, from the colours and tartans down to the shoes and boots, which are mainly crepe-soled, platform like ‘creepers’. The colours are bold: red, ink blue and an olive green. The tartans come in various colour-ways and patterns – my personal favourite is the red mix.

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Rundholz Black Label tartan fabrics and colours

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Rundholz Black Label

My favourite Tartan Jacket from the collection

My favourite tartan jacket from the collection

This year it’s the season of amazing knitwear, all of the Rundholz collections have fabulously designed knitwear. I feel we haven’t had a really focused season of knitwear for a while now so I am very excited. The black label collection has 3 different tartan knits, as well as fabulous sweaters and cardigans with a mixtures of knitted textures and designs.

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Knitted tartan

Knitted red scarf, in different textures.

Knitted red scarf, in different textures.

The Rundholz collection has been inspired by ‘socks’ – we have fabulous knitted sock scarves and headbands as well as sweaters which have socks knitted into the design. The colours for the Rundholz collection are green, stone and shades of grey and black. We have wonderfully soft cashmeres and wool sweaters.

Sock scarf, in the Rundholz collection

Sock scarf, in the Rundholz collection

Fabulous green knitwear in the Dip and Rundholz collections

Fabulous green knitwear in the Dip and Rundholz collections

The Rundholz Dip has two shades of green: olive and pea green, as well as black and grey. The pea green shade is very similar to the granny green used  this summer which was very popular. The print used in the Dip collection this season is a wonderful hand-print; they are all black:  ties, zips and buckles are also all black. The fabrics are a mix of cottons, jersey and cord.

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Olive green Dip trousers with a black hand print

We really can’t wait for this collection to arrive in mid July. Only 6 weeks to wait now!!

Vintage typewriters in the Rundholz showroom window.

Vintage typewriters in the Rundholz showroom window.

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Gender Neutral Fashion

Gender neutral fashion has been hitting the news over the past month, as many of the designers at London Fashion Week were showing mixed gender collections.

Here at Walkers we have many designers who have been pushing the gender boundaries for a while. Rundholz is a designer that many of our Ladies love and over the years we have sold a few of the styles to men who love the brand too, but sometimes the fit is not quite right. But now Rundholz has created a men’s specific Dip collection. Men can now get the harems and trousers with a longer leg, and t.shirts which are long enough in the body.

We are such huge Rundholz fans here at Walkers, we don’t want to miss out on these latest Dip styles and we think they look just as good on us girls as the boys.

Emily is wearing the men's Rundholz dip t.shirt and shorts

Emily is wearing the men’s Rundholz dip t.shirt and shorts

Rundholz harem shorts and grey printed t.shirt

Rundholz harem shorts and grey printed t.shirt

We have also a large stock of Lurdes Bergada a Spanish brand from Barcelona. Often we add a few Key pieces from the men’s Syngman Cucala collection. Here a picture of this season’s floral print trouser, it comes with a belt and looks great if worn high waisted or lower on the hips as pictured.

Syngman Cucala floral trousers

Syngman Cucala floral trousers

As you can see in the picture below they have modelled the stripe trousers on both men and women… this style will be arriving in store soon. Syngman has produced this trouser in a larger range of sizes so our ladies can enjoy wearing them too. I love the style when belted in at the waist, the belt is also available from walkers.style and fits most sizes.

Stripe Trouser from Syngman Cucala

Stripe Trouser from Syngman Cucala

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Rundholz buying trip for S/S 2017

When we arrived at the Rundholz showroom we receive such a lovely warm welcome from all the Rundholz ladies, for us it’s like seeing family we haven’t seen for 6 months. As usual we practically run  towards the large concrete staircase and down to the Black label collection, it is so exciting! we start with the order for the Black label collection as we know it always takes us most of of the day.

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Jenny who helps us write our order, is wonderful, and whilst she organises our refreshments  Keely and I start looking through the collection. We always joke we should put coloured rings on the items we don’t want as 9 out of 10 items have our coloured rings on. I think we need to remember this when we go in January.

We spend a few hours going through the collection and trying pieces on. We are always naming customers who we think we would like each piece as we need to keep our customers in the forefront of our mind whilst buying….and if Anne is not with us, we have to bear her in mind too!

Rundholz Black Label, line drawing book

Rundholz Black Label, line drawing book

Once we have picked our selection we go through the line drawing book and choose the colours and quantities of each item. For spring summer 2017 the colours are inspired from the sea, Atlantic blue, shark grey, sea blue, pearl, black and white, the shades compliment each other really well. We also have denim, which was popular last summer and a shell and black pinstripe.The prints are fantastic plants and flowers, with bees, dragon flies and other bugs.

Rundholz black label colours

Rundholz black label colours

Prints for Rundholz black label

Prints for Rundholz black label

The collection has many different designs, cotton jerseys with cutouts and prints, as well as linen dresses and cotton mesh t.shirts and a wonderful jacket. There is also our favourite fabric the cotton, linen, polymide and elastane mix, which is in white, shell and shell stripe. You will pleased to know we have our exclusive ‘best ever’ trousers in this new colourway, as well as a jacket, dress, and skirt.

Pinstripe jacket in the linen, cotton, elastane mix,

Pinstripe jacket in the linen, cotton, elastane mix,

Double layer dress, with button fromt

Double layer dress, with button fromt

Keely capturing the collection on the Ipad

Keely capturing the collection on the Ipad

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Filling out the order in the line drawing book

Once we had finished the black label order we went back upstairs to check out the Rundholz Dip collection. Wow….I love prints and the Dip collection didn’t disappoint, the inspiration is very topical at the moment, being space travel, Rundholz has produced NASA and Luna module inspired prints. The colours are milk, desert, moon and black, the colours and prints are the same in the mens Dip collection too. The collection has a very graphic monotone feel to it, and as usual with the dip collection prints are all hand printed by the Rundholz team.

Beautiful dip dress with a NASA inspired print

Beautiful dip dress with a NASA inspired print

I am modelling the Mens Rundholz Dip t.shirt

I am modelling the Mens Rundholz Dip t.shirt

We had time to have a quick look at the Rundholz main collection, but not to place our order, so we tried a few things on and decided to go back the following day.

We waited with a glass of fizz for the Rundholz girls to finish work for the day then set off to our favourite restaurant [be.lu.ga] We had a lovely meal, the food was exceptional and the girls were great company.

We had a little lie in bed on the Sunday morning as we knew we only had to order the Rundholz main collection. We got packed up and checked  out of the hotel, then got a taxi back to the Rundholz showroom. The Main collection has vibrant prints of colourful brand logos, like Silver shred lemon marmalade. The base colours of the collection are the same as the dip, Moon, desert, milk, white and black with bursts of colour – bright green, tomato red, yellow and laguna blue.

Rundholz Colourful printed jacket

Rundholz Colourful printed jacket

Rundholz prints

Rundholz prints

Once we finished the order we strolled down the road to look for somewhere to have a late lunch, we found a fantastic Latin American / Cuban inspired restaurant called Palito Latino. I had a fantastic chicken burrito Habano, and Keely had a very large chicken salad.

Keely's meal at the Restaurant

Keely’s meal at the Restaurant

After the delicious food we had a long walk along the promenade besides the Rhine (river) to walk off our food before returning to the airport.

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First day of our S/S 2017 buying trip in Düsseldorf

We arrived at the Gallery Friday morning after a good night’s rest from the flight the day before. We love going to the Gallery on the first day as it’s always much quieter as we have so many orders to place over the one weekend in Germany.

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It was a lovely sunny day in Düsseldorf

We came across the Gix collection first, Gix is a relatively new designer who we have had for the first time this autumn. It consists of really easy to wear pieces that are made from the finest materials, designed and created in Germany. For Spring the colours are shades of grey, black, sand and white as well as hints of red. The collection has lots of SUPER woven fabrics with dots, stripes and letters all uniquely designed, PLUS many complimentary  plain dyed fabrics too.

Selection of Gix fabrics

Selection of Gix fabrics

There are many easy to wear dresses, tunics and tops with swing or tulip shaped skirts. We really love that some of the the tops have ¾ sleeves or t.shirt length sleeves which are perfect  for summer. We have picked some well cut and creative trousers and leggings in matching fabrics which really finish off any Gix outfit.

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We are also really excited to be stocking Moyuru again next  summer.  The collection is fabulous, it is always made with the finest material and creative Japanese shapes. The fabrics are a mix of linen and cotton jerseys,  which work so well with the Moyuru designs. The colours are mainly neutral and light with a couple of red and blue pieces great for those warm summer days.

Moyuru dress

Moyuru dress

Moyuru top

Moyuru top

When we look round the Gallery we are always keeping an eye out for new and interesting designers to introduce to you.

As we were walking around we spotted a designer which really caught our attention, a polish brand called studiob3, the Mannequin was dressed in a fabulous jacket which had a military avant garde feel to it. As we looked through the collection Keely and I really did fall in love with many of the pieces. The collection is mainly black and grey, as they believe that black is the only constant – the ultimate essence of style. Which I loved as my wardrobe consists of mainly black. I am excited to tell you that the collection will be arriving at Walkers.style  at the beginning of December.

Military avant garde jacket by Studiob3

Military avant garde jacket by Studiob3

Sleeveless dress by Studiob3

Sleeveless dress by Studiob3

Once we finished at the Gallery we grabbed a taxi to the Barbara Speer showroom. We were so pleased to see some fabulous new designs, the fabrics are the regular organic cottons and linens which are cool and comfortable to wear.  We have chosen some superb colours, raspberry pink, apple green and bright sky blue. There were also some really useful basic pieces, cotton mesh tops, linen trousers and jersey harems which we have bought in the more neutral tones of anthra, taupe and linen.

Barbara Speer colours

Barbara Speer colours

We love the Barbara Speer collection as it flatters  all sizes. The O/S tops are so useful and for our larger ladies, we have selected really lovely creative trousers which  go up to a UK size 22+

After a long yet satisfying day we went back to the hotel in the evening for a lovely meal in their restaurant followed by an early night. Our appointment at the Rundholz showroom was first thing the next day – and yes we were so excited…. we could hardly sleep!

Keely in the hotel restaurant - “Bottaccio”

Keely in the hotel restaurant – “Bottaccio”

We are loving the Rundholz Dip mens collection.

2016 has seen the Launch of the RUNDHOLZ DIP collection for men!

We are so excited to be stocking the Rundholz menswear collection at Walkers, I am so thrilled that I can now dress my husband in Rundholz.

The collection has great wearable pieces which include t.shirts, knitwear, coats and trousers. The collection is creative, exciting and very Rundholz.

The paint splashes that are in the ladies Dip collection this season are also part of the  men’s collection. I had to buy my husband a paint splash t.shirt to go with his harems which he is really pleased with.  He has had so many compliments when wearing it, which is great for me as now he is willing to try any of the Rundholz creations that I take home for him to try.

Rundholz paint splash t.shirt and dropped crotch trousers.

Rundholz paint splash t.shirt and dropped crotch trousers.

This collection really does work for all ages and it’s loved by all the men at walkers who are pictures below.  The colours are blue, dark purple (Rubens) and also the staple Rundholz black.

The men at walkers wearing Rundholz

The men at walkers wearing Rundholz

We have seen plenty of Catwalks and Celebrity men taking to the lower crotched trousers and Rundholz has some fabulous Jersey ones and comfy draw string cotton ones.

Many Celebrities are now wearing the comfier low crotched trouser.

Many Celebrities are now wearing the comfier low crotched trouser.

 

Shop the collection now at https://walkers.style/rundholz_menswear