U.K.-based label STORY mfg. has returned with its Spring/Summer 2021 lookbook, naming the collection after the improbability that it was ever completed. The title — “Fil Mish-Mish” — is an Arabic saying meaning “when apricots bloom,” and is described as an “idiom of improbability,” referencing the challenges that Story mfg. had to overcome to produce this collection.
The collection itself mixes much-loved STORY mfg. products with new techniques and natural dyes. The brand’s “Polite” pullover returns, as do the “Piece” scarf and matching shorts and shirt combinations. A stand-out new feature is the introduction of newly-developed hand knitting and crochet techniques, allowing the label to create patterned knitwear pieces.
Additionally, STORY mfg. introduces new natural dyes including a bright citrusy green tone created from myrobalan and indigo, as well as a rich orange drawn from madder root.
Referencing the struggles faced by Story mfg. and the makers over the past six months, the brand explains that, “This collection is special because it’s designed to support. It involves as many hands, practices, people and friends as possible, to ensure we all share security for as long as people buy Story.”
Take a look through the “Fil Mish-Mish” collection in the gallery above, and keep an eye out for the collection to release from the STORY mfg. web store and select stockists.
In other fashion news, here’s Joyce’s Summer 2020 collection.