One word was on everybody’s lips in the build up to Belfast Fashion Week A/W 15.
Capes. Namely Cocoon Luxury Wear capes.
After the sneak peak of Cocoon Luxury Wear’s flawless tweed capes at the launch of Belfast Fashion Week, all eyes were fixed firmly on the catwalk on Thursday night in anticipation of the brand’s big debut showcase.
And it’s pretty fair to say, former PR guru turned fashion designer Sara Hall, who hails from Newry, totally nailed the show.
We simply loved Sara’s stylish, energetic showcase, with the adorable tot parading down the catwalk bringing a collective ‘aww’ inducing sigh from the audience – with most members of the jam-packed crowd leaping to their feet for a better view.
The sight of the gorgeous tot reminded us that if you are a stylish mummy, you can get yourself and your mini-me matching capes this season, with the kids collection actually inspiring the whole concept of the brand.
Indeed, following the birth of their daughter Arianna in 2012, Sara slowed down her busy career in PR and embraced motherhood, and it was during this time that she discovered her passion for her real vocation.
She recalls, “When I was a stay-at-home mum I had met a friend for coffee one day and on discussion of our careers my friend asked me what I really would like to do with my life? It was really out of the blue and it just came to me, but I said I’d love to make capes for kids.”
“I’d bought a gorgeous and practical little cape for Arianna but she’d grown out of it, so I thought I’d go out on a whim and design her one myself. I sourced some stunning material and put together a small collection of capes to fit one to five years olds, and with that launched Cocoon Baby Wear in February this year. Within two weeks I had sold out of the capes, and this was with advertising solely on Facebook, so I knew I was onto a good thing. Then all the mummies wanted a cape for themselves, so they could be as stylish as their little ones. ”
With capes such big news this season, Sara’s capes are undeniably hitting the market at the prime time.
The unique selling point of this brand compared to the high-street offerings? This brand has placed a whole new view on the heritage trend, using timeless Harris Tweed to create classic capes.
With many budding fashionistas accessorised to perfection in her capes before the show, this is all the confirmation we need that Sara’s capes are definitely here to stay.
This is a definite investment in your Winter wardrobe for years to come, with the high-quality materials and hand-crafted detail promising to last you for years to come.
Talking of her design inspiration Sara explains: “We source Harris Tweed fabrics directly from Scotland as well as gathering up offcuts from Parisian and Milanese design houses, and turn these designer leftovers into affordable fashion statements for your wardrobe.”
Available in five stunning Harris Tweed fabrics, the tweed itself is 100% pure virgin wool, dyed, spun and finished in the outer Hebrides and woven by hand by the islanders at their own homes on the islands of Lewis, Harris, Ust and Barra.