Of all of the characters in all the films in all of Hollywood history, I have chosen Woody from Toy Story as my A/W 18 muse. Yes, really. Back in January, whilst browsing my favourite Covent Garden vintage store, I found myself reaching for a decidedly Western-inspired horse-print shirt. Then, a few months later, I nabbed a cow-printed suede coat that would not look out of place in a Spaghetti Western.
The obsession was officially set in motion and gaining momentum. For example, my next two purchases were a denim shirt and a red neckerchief. Fast forward to summer 2018 and the high street was awash with Woody-inspired pieces—from cowboy boots and fringed jackets to checked shirts and dark denim. The concept that had been creeping into my wardrobe over the previous months had finally crystallized.
We all have special objects in our homes that mean more to us than their everyday use: a dog-eared book, a quilt made by a grandparent or a family heirloom. These inanimate objects take on a life of their own and become an important part of our live