Today is the start of a new mini-series for the REPEAT Cashmere blog, where we will introduce you to the labels that come together to make REPEAT Cashmere.
Let’s kick things off with Dtlm (Don’t Label Me) – the wild child of the REPEAT bunch.
Dtlm is all things stylish and youthful – it plays around with silhouettes and the latest trends on the catwalk. Colours are both strong and subtle, and readily grade into another. This makes garments such as this lace top perfect for layering under a leather biker jacket, re-creating the upcoming grunge trend of 2014. Knitted jumpers, cardigans and tops play a central role in the Dtlm collection, as techniques such as intarsia and drop needle are used to manipulate textures and add dimension.
Blouses created in soft silks and cottons also have a strong presence within the Dtlm label, especially those with loose fitting silhouettes and ¾ length sleeves. The gathers at the neckline and the v-shaped inserts often found in wide round necklines, offer maximum comfort no matter the weather, without compromising on style. This will become increasingly important as the weather turns warmer and we head outdoors. Cardigans and jumpers incorporate side vents, a feature that is functional but chic.
Stepping outside of the box
Dtlm knows how to make a statement and is not afraid to stand out and be individual with its designs – making it perfect for the style-conscious. In the current collection it seems hemlines can’t seem to stay parallel and are either slanting to one side over the hip or dipping low at the back, mullet style. Yarns you already know from other REPEAT collections have been given a twist as lurex is added into the mix, giving a subtle shine to the garments. Other details such as frayed edges, gentle photo printing, metal studs, delicate embroidery and hot-fixed stones take garments and accessories from glam to grunge, to feminine and back again, but always with an underlying level of high quality chic.
Whilst the collection contains many fashionable top layers, a solid range of basics, including t-shirts and vest tops, are also included, ready to be layered underneath. Whatever time of day or night, Dtlm has a fashionable garment perfectly suited for the occasion.
You might have noticed too that Dtlm products are often featured in our Product of the Week blog articles, since we have a bit of a soft spot for this youthful on-trend label. We hope you have one now too!