I first discovered Dutch brand Stills whilst working as a consultant for their parent company The Veldhoven Group. As a brand that refuses to be dictated to by “fast-fashion” trends their pieces are not only timeless but exude a refined gracefulness.
I am fed up of seeing what should be quality (and fairly pricey) labels using cheap fabrics yet still thinking it is acceptable to be charging north of £150 for an acrylic sweater, relying on the brand name to carry the price tag. Stills on the other hand are rather old school in that regard and are totally quality focused; in fact the entire design process is driven by the beautiful and luxurious fabrics they use, and for me this is one of the reasons I hold them in high regard. The styling is always glamorous and the attention to detail in the creativity gives the well tailored pieces their uniqueness.
From their Spring/Summer 09 collections I particularly love the purple/brown printed maxi dress (picture above).
For more pictures from the collection and information on stockists, visit their website www.stills.eu