‘THE WORLD AMONGST THE FOREST FLOOR’
Madeleine Thompson and Bell Hutley collaborate on a capsule cashmere collection inspired by the Forest floor.
The Forest Floor Collection
The Forest Floor collection is inspired by the woodland which my father has created over the years.
I spent hours of my childhood here, exploring, learning and being curious; it was a place where we lived in our imaginations and walked into different worlds every day. One of my fondest memories is the plays we used to put on, whatever the weather, with my parents as the audience. We had hours and hours of fun. At night, my parents would take turns reading my siblings and I storybooks like The Secret Garden, Swallows and Amazons, Little Grey Men, Alice in Wonderland and so on.
Then, one day, we all grew up and one by one flew the nest...
In 2020, my siblings and I all came home and the pace of life changed. It was the first time in years we had time to sit and be with the woods and flowers we had spent so much time in growing up. We watched the seasons come and go, flowers bloom and decay and colours of the leaves change from shade to shade.
We ate dinners in the woods and my dad read passages from his favourite book, The Little Grey Men.
Although I was older and my imagination not as sharp as it was when I was a little girl, it didn't stop me from falling more and more in love with our wood.