We were thrilled to team up with stylist Martha Ward for a special piece on her favourite picks from IRIS this season. We have long been fans of her effortless style, (as seen on her instagram@marthaward ) and were delighted when she came to our Chiswick store to make her Summer wardrobe edit.
“What I love about IRIS is that they unearth brands that you won’t find elsewhere such as Kirei and Ace and Jig, and there is something very rewarding about wearing a new label that no one’s seen before. They pick up on the less commercial brands as well as the lesser known ones, and have a different buy to other boutiques”.
Martha’s Top Picks from IRIS
BA&SH Vianey embroidered dress. “Although this might seem at first like a perfect holiday piece, there’s no reason why you couldn’t wear it to a Summer party. I love the embroidered detail. By day I’d wear it with flat sandals, lots of bangles and earrings, and swap to a heeled sandal for evening”.
KIREI Striped top and Marrakech MIh jeans.” I love an unconventional stripe, and I love the fact this top is not an obvious blue – it’s quite vintage-y. It has lovely ladder stitch detail and is a great blouson shape. It looks amazing with the MiH Marrakech jeans, which are the perfect vintage, faded blue”.
BA&SH Manon Top“This is a really pretty peasant top which is a big trend this season. It can be worn anywhere with anything. I love the combination of blue and white for Summer and I love the added little polkadot detail”.
IRIS Quilted Jacket “I’m a big fan of a lightweight Summer jacket, especially living in England. You can’t leave the house without one! I love the quilted aspect and the fact that it’s reversible if you don”t feel like wearing the print, you can go for the plain side.”
LOUISE MISHA Tomete & Abelia Clutch Bag “I’m never without a little pouch bag and this one is sure to turn any plain outfit into something more interesting due to the sequin and tassel detail.”
ISABEL MARANT ETOILE Camila Rope Sandals“You can’t go wrong with a pair of simple understated sandals in the Summer, and these have the added benefit of being by Isabel Marant.”
JEROME DREYFUSS Eliot Chain Bag “A key item in every wardrobe should be a tan bag. It’s the best colour to team with just about anything as it’s so neutral. I love the fact that it’s a crossbody and the gorgeous gold detail.”
MASSCOB Gabi Black Paisley Skirt. ‘This reminds me of a beautiful vintage Indian skirt I have. In Summer I’d wear it with a simple vest, and in Winter it would look great with a skinny polo neck and pixi boots.”