Creative Process ~ Pokhara Top

Blue Nude ~ Slow Fashion Brand - Pokhara Artwork by James Watkins


The mock neck/turtleneck silhouette is the perfect canvas for a colourful artwork. The high neck and covered sleeves elegantly frame the face, allowing the top's artwork to accentuate, not compete, with the wearer's features. A high-neck top is a staple in our wardrobes, and we were excited to put our own spin on this classic silhouette.

The Pokhara Sheer Mock Neck Top has a few variations from the traditional turtleneck - it's non-stretch, giving the top a more streamlined look, has a back zip, and is slightly sheer. 

Pokhara's artwork, originally a mixed media on canvas painting by collaborator James Watkins, creates flattering sweeping lines that mirror across the bust and back of the top.


Blue Nude ~ Slow Fashion Brand - James Watkins

James organizing canvases in his Mexico City studio.


The top's colours remind us of the Shangri-la city of Pokhara. In this Nepalese city, jungle greens and lake blues await a weary traveller descending from the Himalayas' cold mountain passes. The addition of peach and brown tones add an extra sheer element, making parts of the top look as if its blending with the skin.

Pokhara's fabric is a new innovation on the London market - custom printed Lenzing Tencel Luxe lightweight chiffon. Sourced from our studio-mates at Hackney Downs Studios, the eco-progressive ESCE-TEX, the fabric is incredibly soft and adds a luxurious sheen to James' artwork. Tencel is made of cellulosic fibre derived from sustainable wood sources. Lenzing is a leader in sustainable cellulosic fabric development - all of their fibres are harvested from their sustainably managed forests, with FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) certifications.

Pokhara is manufactured at a small-batch production studio in South London. The studio specializes in high-end production, working with many emerging designers and brands in the city. Each piece is made by hand in-studio by their talented seamstresses and cutters. It takes over three hours to cut and sew just one top. 

The top is designed to be paired with our new Mustang Organic Straight Leg Jeans - in Mint Tea and Chilli. All three pieces are available in our new extended size range.

You can purchase our earth-positive Pokhara Top here.


Blue Nude ~ Slow Fashion Brand - Pokhara Sheer Mock Neck Top & Mustang Organic Straight Leg Jeans in Mint Tea

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