VIVA: Celebrating the Individual Style of 7 Talented Women

Thrifting for beautifully feminine pieces seems to be in Rose Ackland’s DNA and her designs for her label Beach Knickers capture the same sense of retro saccharine.

“Both of my parents have always enjoyed fashion and inspired me. I love hearing their stories of when they were teenagers, Dad wearing tight velvet suits and Mum making new outfits to wear out on a Friday night,” Rose says.

“I experimented a lot when I was at school and I love looking at photos of what I wore. Some of my outfits were nuts, but I am so glad I expressed myself through fashion.”

Fun is at the top of Rose’s list when it comes to getting dressed, combining playful prints with practical natural fibres such as silk and cotton. Her dream outfit consists of a 1930s style (her favourite era) bias-cut dress made from silk velvet, or a dainty hand-painted floral print.

Rose wears a Kate Sylvester coat $799. Isabel Marant Etoile dress (worn tucked in as top), $698, and jeans, $398, both from Workshop. Adam Selman x Le Specs sunglasses $130. Her own necklaces, bag and shoes.

Article via Viva Magazine