It’s a shame that Spanish brand, Hoss Intropia, isn’t more widely available in the UK with only three London stores as I’m certain that their brand of cool, laid-back, quirky boho styling for women in their 20s through 40s would go down a storm in cities such as Leeds, Manchester and Glasgow.
Hoss Intropia seems to be able to catch the cool vibe of labels such as Isabel Marant, Carven, Maje and Sandro and team them with the luxe gypsy, Bohemian feel of Lucille Lewin’s original Whistles to release collections that have their own identity without being “spot the Hoss Intropia piece” on the high street. I guess that’s also where limited availability comes into its own and helps, too.
Autumn/Winter’13 sees Hoss Intropia in a colourful mood as knits, geometric, floral and jacquard prints feature strongly. Faux fur comes short or as tie-dye, long pile and is styled classically with contrast print tops and trousers or teamed, Kate Moss style, with jeans. There’s a beautiful range of dresses ranging from a creme embroidered crepe peasant dress (teamed with a harder, studded belt) to a short and sweet, little black beaded dress or a simple bright fuchsia shift.
Winter also takes Hoss Intropia to Indochina. Oriental inspired colours, reminiscent of the Far East along with embroidery and patterned motifs on patterned blouses, jackets and dresses. Accessories also look to the East with metal and lacquered or resin bags as well as sashes with braided silk ties.
There’s also a very on-trend Folksy element to Hoss Intropia this season. Vibrant tones such as fuchsia, red, mint green, aquamarine and lime are the colours and print inspired by folk cultures yet with a clear contemporary take.
Contemporary classic wear isn’t forgotten with a simply beautiful, cream capelet jacket (my must-have for the season) and ‘70s style, forest green trouser suit as well as the gorgeous, cream embroidered, full-length dress (above). Big necklaces, jacquard ponchos and waistcoats and ethnic- inspired embroidery, finished with large studs only add to Hoss Intropia’s global mood. Eclectic and ever-so wantable.