Behind the Seams: FP’s Handcrafted Label, New Romantics X Artisan

Travel to India with us to find the inspiration and meticulous (hand) making behind Free People’s new label. Read More

An FP New Romantics Dress Goes To A Wedding

In December, my sister got married in Mayfair London at The Savile Club. I mentioned the wedding a couple of months ago here, but didn’t have many professional photographs to show. Now that the photos have come back we can re-live the day and experience it all over again. Read More

Pattie Boyd, Style Icon

Pattie Boyd had a dreamy, girl-next-door look to her that melted people’s hearts back in the ‘60s. The English model and photographer, who at the age of 19 become George Harrison’s wife, was said to have inspired many of the Beatles love songs. Her look consisted of cute miniskirts, short shift dresses, dolly shoes and polka dot hair bands.

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Festival Fashion at Outside Lands – Day Three

Outside Lands 2011 has come to a close and what a magical weekend it was… Sunday was another gorgeous sunny day in Golden Gate Park and once again Free People was everywhere we looked. The girls in San Francisco definitely know how to do festival fashion right! Read More

thursday poll: edition 134

yesterday we introduced you to our newest line, “new romantics” (if you missed it, read about it here), so today i wanted to ask which of these beautiful new romantics pieces you like best!

the cala luna tunic:

the asymmetrical sea top:
asymmetrical sea top

the fringe cami tunic:
fringe cami

the first bloom maxi dress:
first bloom maxi

the one shoulder top:
one shoudler top

or the windows on the world top:
windows on the world

Get to know our New Romantics line

We caught up with our New Romantics designer to give a little insight into this new label we have launched.

What was the initial inspiration behind New Romantics?

Just after this opportunity was presented to me, I was leaving for a girlie vacation to Sardinia.  I was really taken with the passion of the Italians and the rustic beauty I found there.  The beaches are stone and are overshadowed by steep cliffs and rocky coves….the surface of the sea, reflecting the pebble bottom, looked like prisms.

 How would you describe New Romantics as a line?

Intimates dressing has been really appealing to me and how it’s a bit naughty but delicate, I wanted New Romantics to feel more grown up.  It’s beautiful, kinda sexy or as we call in FP sensual…I like that the sensual girl doesn’t look like she’s trying too hard. They are items that you can take on vacation with you, they are light and delicate. You can roll them up into your suitcase and they will still look great… all crunched up.

The fabrics that you use for this line are quite unique, how would you describe them?

I spend a lot of time researching or pulling ideas from anywhere and everywhere, a curtain, vintage blouse, and antique tank linens, scarves and develop from scratch. My eye is hungry for the next beautiful texture and I enjoy building texture on top of texture.  In general I am attracted to sheer Rochelle’s that mimic crochet but they drape more beautifully and in turn are sexier because they are less perky and demure. They are hard to find!   There’s lots of raised texture contrasting with see-through fabrics so you get a lot of dimension.  I find this mix of elements makes for expensive looking clothes that need very little embellishment to sing.

What’s to come for New Romantics, I hear there are some beautiful items coming in April?

Looking forward, each collection story will be told by the fabrications I curate, I feel like New Romantics will always have a touch of delicate hand.  But it’s a new generation of romanticism…extreme hem lines are going to get weird and sweep are going to get big and I’m not sure how bra friendly it’s going to be ;)

A trend we love

Whoever knew the hem line could be this adventurous. The spring 2011 big trend is the hi-low silhouette, and we are huge fans!

We love the peek-a-boo factor that this look gives, a great way to show off your lovely shoes and a little bit of your leg when spring hits. It’s a look that’s making a romantic comeback from the 70’s in a new modern way. Play around with the look and add a little petticoat or slip to make it slightly more dramatic.

Recently Natalie, one of our favorite bloggers rocked the look on her blog and made us 100% sure that this trend is the one for spring.

Natalie’s Blog:

Hi-low shop: Fp hi-low shop