The little prince...

Gimme, gimme, gimme...

Why is it that spring collections always catch me off guard? Isn't it still summer?! How are we talking about next spring already. I've barely gotten my head around AW for crying out loud. Never you mind though because the future looks bright. Whenever I get an e-mail from Patouf with the brand's latest collection I am delighted and scramble to get the file unzipped as quickly as possible. This season did not disappoint. I'm drooling over the warm colour palette, unexpected shapes (hello ankle grazing wide legs), alien-esque robotic shoulders, and cut away knit detailing...

Anna Angseryd is incredible at reinterpreting her brand each season. When I first spotted her in the courtyard at Somerset House her collection was gorgeous but far girlier than the designs shown here. Over the past few seasons she’s worked with tougher fabrics, brought in military prints, and has created silhouettes that, at first make me scratch my head, but then have me swooning.

Patouf is, without a doubt, my favourite Swedish brand - and that’s saying a lot. Talent is pouring out of the country at the moment. In the wake of Acne’s monumental success there’s a perennial buzz floating above all things Scandinavian. The country’s design aesthetic seems to have captured the zietgeist of the moment. It’s minimal and raw and yet authentically rooted in something culturally historic. Each season I fall harder and deeper in love with the brand. The 'Patouf girl' seems to be coming into herself. She might have her prim side but there’s a part that’s much darker and more refined - something that's resonating with me at the moment.