Looking Forward: Inspiration for Fall Fashion

July 26, 2016

Looking Forward: Inspiration for Fall Fashion

Already the design studio is stocked with rolls of plush textiles and cosy knits. Sketched dresses and snips of suiting cover the walls in a collage of plans and ideas. So take a peek at the spread before you - a new season and a new style on its way!

After a summer of modern graphics and black-on-white minimalism, this fall will bring a range of rich colours and exotic prints. Drawing inspiration from Polynesian patterns, Mick Jagger in performance, 70s style kimono dresses and Malika Favre’s pop art prints, Bergstrom Original’s upcoming collection is woven together with tradition and innovation.

Image: Mick Jagger with Michele Breton and Anita Pallenberg: Our luxe Japanese inpired print; Sample of our kimono-maxi dress

Among the fabrics hand-picked for the new designs are kilim tapestry prints, Moroccan style paisley and kaleidoscopic spikes. Through vast medallions and repeated geometrics we can achieve a beautiful sense of balance. Picture bold, regal dresses with these patterns perfectly centred: a statement in symmetry that wraps angles around your curves.    

Image: Art by Malika Favre, Close up of our "tuxedo dot" jacquard, Rich Moroccan style print

Featured this season is a fantastic array of reds - warming up winter in hues from bright poppy to deep burgundy. Dusty pinks, red wines and soft greys mingle from piece to pattern in gorgeous combination, giving depth to a printed textile while keeping the colour palette elegantly composed.

Image: Jane Birkin in a tie-up blouse, Bold zigzags in neutral taupe, Suiting in thundercloud blue

Neutrals will add a tender, delicate side to the collection. Taupe and grey zigzag through a Missoni style weave. A gently textured, felted knit becomes a deconstructed sweater jacket  - raw edged and soft as shearling. Simple and timeless, the coalescence of cream, black and variegated greys embrace elegance with a touch of earthiness.

Image: Anita Pallenberg, Our bold spirographic inspired zigzag, Pocahontas-style print in rich red

A look at 60s style icons speaks to the feminine side of the line. A kimono dress with trailing bell sleeves meets the evening in Japanese floral. Loose chiffon blouses tuck into subtly polka-dotted suiting. Harking back to images of Anita Pallenberg and Jane Birkin, all is romance and glamour.

Image: 70s kimono styles inspire, Midcentury modern interior, Colour and print mixing by Etro

Looking forward to cool breezes and refreshing styles, the approaching Fall/Winter Collection is pulling threads from all of these inspirations and taking form - from the design studio’s samples to your wardrobe.

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Size Guide

Women's Sizing:

 33"  34 1/2" 36 1/4"   38"      40"    42"      44"  
25" 26 3/4" 28 1/2" 30" 32" 34" 36"
Low Waist
30" 31.5" 33" 35" 36.5" 38" 40"
35" 37" 38 1/2" 40" 42" 44" 46"


Size Range
2-4 4-6 6-8 8-10 12-14
33"-35" 34"-36" 36"- 39" 38"-41" 41"-44"
25"-27" 26"-28" 28"-31" 30"-33" 33"-36"
Low Waist
30"-31" 31" - 33" 33"-36" 35"-38" 38"-41"
35"-37" 36" - 38" 38"-41" 40"-43" 43"-46"

Sizing for Footwear:

Our footwear brands are from Spain and Portugal. Sizing is European. This guide will help you determine the best fit.

North American Size
European Size
5.5- 6 36
6.5-7 37
7.5-8 38
8.5-9 39
9.5-10 40
10.5-11 41