For covetable knitwear made from ethically sourced fabrics you can do little better than the collection at Carina Hildebrandt
. Using a myriad of cultural influences, Carina has created a glorious range of womenswear
in beautiful, rich shades.
Formerly known as Pingush, such was the strength of Carina’s signature style that she decided to rename the brand with her own name. The collection is made up of stylish coats, jackets, dresses, jumpers and tops
, wraps, ponchos and accessories in 100% Peruvian alpaca wool and organic cottons. The Carina Hildebrandt
ethos is very much concentrated on the natural woman, illustrated through its use of natural fibres and earthy, rich hues. Summer might be just around the corner, but we can’t help hankering after the Winter Poncho Jumper in gorgeous shades of indigo, loden and damson (£249); a timeless item that can be snuggled into at any time of year.
All Carina Hildebrandt
items are created at the company’s dedicated workshop in Peru. Prices occupy the £100 to £300 bracket; a just reflection of the artisanal nature of each product.
The Carina Hildebrandt
site is a perfect showcase for the designs, with background colours of black and grey offsetting the beautiful tones of the fabrics. You can shop the site by garment, shop by colour, or use the online style guide. To see the designs in person, visit the showroom (by appt only) in Barnes or click on the Events section to find out which shows and fairs the brand will be popping up at next.