Monki and Susie Bubble have teamed up once again to produce a second collection of stand-out separates and cool denim pieces worthy of the street style star. The first collaboration was back in 2011, and we’ve been waiting for a follow-up ever since. Mainly for the following reasons:
– Kind of like H&M’s little sister (literally, as it’s owned by the Swedish power house), we can’t get enough of Monki’s fun and quirky designs
– Susie’s website, Style Bubble, is the original fashion blog, and provides interesting insight and comment on the world of fashion
– The prices are all purse-friendly, which is always good news for our wallets
The Monki Originals range launches in August, and will include classic pieces inspired by Scandinavian and Asian styles, in addition to denim wardrobe essentials that every gal needs. Here’s what Susie has to say about the collection:
Why did you choose to collaborate with Monki?
I love the spirit of Monki. It’s a brand I really identify with. It allows people’s individuality to come out, and that’s a great thing to encourage.
What are your favourite pieces in the collection?
I love the Japanese inspired pieces such as the kimono jacket and the cropped culottes. I really like the raw denim even though I’m not normally a raw denim person – I like the stiffness, the boxy silhouettes and how it adds interest to the jeans.
What advice would you give to young Susie if you could go back in time?
There aren’t that many things I’d change, other than maybe having a thicker skin. It’s still hard to not care sometimes about criticism, but you just have to get on with it. Sometimes it can feel like you’re back in high school with all the hierarchy in fashion. But, to be honest, I’m happy to be by myself – I like doing my own thing.
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Watch Susie chatting about the collaboration here.
We’ll leave you with a sneak peek of a few of Susie’s (and our) favourite pieces…
Monki Originals will launch on 17th August. Get that date locked down in your iCal, pronto.
By Hannah Brimson