April 2017

New winter neutrals


Throw on knits in grey marle and charcoal tones are a winter wardrobe staple. Add a touch of contrast to your go-to attire with intricate texture and softly marled yarns



Lush layers

Weekend escapes call for easy layering pieces for a casual cool mood. Think practicality and pure luxury with versatile knits that pair effortlessly with warm coats



Meet Llewellyn Skye

An insight into our collaboration and what motivates, inspires and intrigues her.

QA with LS-01

Q What attracted you to collaborate with Nikel + Sole?
A The authenticity of Nikel + Sole, it embodies all the things that I love… It is raw and earthy, simple and luxurious.


Q Tell us about the work you created for this collaboration
A I wanted to create something that spoke the same language as Nikel + Sole. I wanted it to have the feeling of understated rawness with hard and soft edges whilst keeping it energetic and loose.

Q What is important to you when creating your art?
A To be honest with myself and the painting and not to over complicate things.

Q Is there a particular place where your designs and the creative process take place?
A My favourite places to work are my studio and two kitchen tables. My studio is at the front of the house and the window overlooks the front garden. I pulled up the carpet to expose the wooden floorboards that have marks and paint splatters on them that I love and I often have bare feet when I’m in there. The tables are antique and belonged to my mum. We had so many good and hard times while sitting around them, I love them so much. Mum used to be so precious about them she panicked about every little mark, but I am the opposite. I love every mark that is made, it’s like a reminder of that moment.

QA with LS-02

Q How does it make you feel that your artwork will be worn by others?
A Super cool, I love it. I love that art can be worn every day and appreciated on different levels.

Q What are your creative outlets?
A I love to dance, it was a passion of mine growing up and whenever I get the chance to reconnect with it, I am happy inside and out. I also love hairdressing, I have been doing it since I was 15. Creating shapes and colours and balancing it with people’s faces and personalities feels just as creative as sculpture sometimes.

Q Who or what has been the most important influence in your art?
A My mum, she was my biggest fan. She believed in me and encouraged me to keep creating for as long as I can remember. One of the last things she said to me was to “make sure I keep painting” and I always will.