Spring 2021 'Vintage with Character' Collection Launch

SS’21 ‘Vintage with Character’ Collection Launch – by Leila Ray Vintage

Our first collection of 2021 drops this Saturday 30th January, on Instagram and it promises to deliver quirky, handcrafted, upcycled pieces that capture the imagination and lift the spirits.

Inspired by authentic quirky characters that appeared on English textiles in the last Century, Leila Ray Vintage has taken antique fabrics and crafted them into wearable pieces today.

 “Through the chaos of the last year, we saw that our most quirky handmade blouses were our best sellers. Collectable pieces such as the Windmill peasant blouse and the Cowboy peasant blouse captured both our unique signature and the imagination of our customers,” explains Katie Black, owner of Leila Ray Vintage.  

The new collection entitled “Vintage with Character” features two distinct character lines. Firstly, The Clara folk smock blouse is created in a wide range of patchwork textile compositions. Each blouse carries a mash-up of quirky textiles including vintage embroidered linen, floral Liberty print lawn cotton, and cotton Barkcloth. Most of the textiles have been sourced locally in Dorset, where historically, ladies clearly loved to embroider over the last century.

SS'21 The Clara folk smock blouse in vintage Alpine ski design.

These blouses are designed in a shorter length to wear with high waisted denim and trousers. Each blouse is unique and individual, promising customers an heirloom sustainable garment which captures the imagination and lifts the spirits.

The second line offers Vintage tees with cartoon character! Leila Ray has sourced thrifted vintage tees and upcycled them to add the Leila Ray signature. Each piece includes vintage linen hand embroidered flower sleeves in bright and colourful yarns. Our vintage tees create a sense of happy childhood nostalgia and bring fun when it has so left our lives today.  

 The full collection is available from Saturday 30th January on Instagram @leilarayvintage and on our website at www.leilarayvintage.co.uk