Tuesday, 13 December 2011
This time of year is always a bit tough on our purses, so we decided to make everything a bit more affordable before Christmas. It's worth having a look- we offer up to 25% off current season's stock! Don't miss the mulled wine on Saturday!
Monday, 5 December 2011
Friday, 2 December 2011
Monday, 28 November 2011
This unisex, long-sleeved tunic with a front slit is one of the first garments sewn by sailors in worn out sails.
'Bonneterie d’Armor' founded in Quimper in 1938 by a 31 year old Swiss-German entrepreneur who bet on the creation and production of high quality underwear under the Armor Lux brand.
The brand is nowadays famous for its 'marinieres', the classic striped sailor tops.
We currently stock their woollen sailor jumpers for men, women and kids as well as snug duffle coats and the classic 'caban' sailor jacket.
The quality is so good, the style so timeless, it'll last you for years!
Thursday, 1 September 2011
New to LALI shop is Belgian label A.F. Vandevorst's diffusion line A.Friend. This is their take on Cowboy boots: stripped of any fussy detailing that distracts from the distinctive outline. The cuban heel is finished with a red sole- one of the label's trademarks. The designers team these boots with sharp tailoring and sophisticated draped silhouettes. We love!
Wednesday, 6 July 2011
Monday, 9 May 2011
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Saturday, 26 February 2011
A Friend is the new diffusion line by Belgian designer duo A.F.Vandevorst. A modular collection that comprises plenty of clever knits and jersey pieces which can either be worn layered or on their own. Immaculately tailored jackets sharpen the look. The possiblilities of mix-and-match are vast. Conceptual and intellectual, yet wearable and chic! Better even: the friendly price tag!
Monday, 21 February 2011
Saturday, 19 February 2011
Thursday, 17 February 2011
Germaine Emilie Krebs (1903–1993), known as "Madame Grès", launched her design house under the name Grès in Paris in 1942. Formally trained as a sculptress, she produced haute couture designs for an array of fashionable women, including Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo and Jacqueline Kennedy. Her signature was cut-outs on gowns that made exposed skin part of the design, yet still had a classical, sophisticated feel. She was renowned for being the last of the haute couture houses to establish a ready-to-wear line, which she called a "prostitution".
We've got a few of her graphic print silk scarves. I'd be tempted to frame them and put them on my wall.
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
UNCONDITIONAL is said to be very London in its attitude, yet with an ease and simplicity sometimes described as quite American: ‘ the collection is a winning combination of the laidback and the edgy’. The backbone of each collection is a unique range of ‘luxury basics’ with an overlay of statement pieces.
UNCONDITIONAL has established its own feeling of a modern elegance with a dash of rock’n’roll – pieces that are uncompromising in their attention to detail with high quality fabrications, always favoring pure, natural, ethically produced fabrics and yarns. Clean, strong silhouettes, balancing a signature of drape set against structured, architectural tailoring.
Friday, 28 January 2011
Thursday, 27 January 2011
Monday, 24 January 2011
Sori Yanagi’s organic forms combine western industrial designs with Japan’s native artisanal traditions. This successful synthesis made him one of the most significant Japanese designers of the post-war era.
The Elephant Stool is one of the most renowned post-war Japanese designs, and is still as convincing as ever with it's clear formal idiom and great functionality. Suitable for indoors, balconies and gardens, the stacking stool can even be used as an easy-to-transport picnic stool.
Unlike the new polypropylene versions from Vitra Design, this piece is from the 80s re-edition for Habitat, made from fibreglass just like the original.
Very rare and collectable! We have 2 of these available.
Wednesday, 19 January 2011
Monday, 10 January 2011
Besides the heightened colour options (fire-engine red, emerald green, canary yellow) these bags are no different from the old-school originals. They're fashioned from the same sturdy leather and the hardware is reassuringly scholastic. This elementary-sized satchel is just 11" wide and doubles up as a clutch bag. The bigger ones can fit your laptop and come either as a satchel or a backpack- available in tan or chestnut.
Made in Britain! We like!