This year, we’ve been celebrating 25 fantastic years of Cath Kidston, and now it’s time for us to pay particular attention to our iconic prints.
We took to our archives to explore and have created – wait for it – 6 dresses in our bestselling styles featuring heritage prints! How exciting is that?!
In our limited-edition collection, you’ll find our quintessential sleeveless dress with box-pleat skirt and a classic, wear-me-anywhere sleeveless shirt dress. Scroll down to read more about the prints that adorn our must-have designs and let us know which patterns are brightening up your day!
Stores that will be stocking the archive collection:
Piccadilly, Cambridge, Meadowhall, Liverpool Paradise, Trafford, Birmingham, Manchester King St, Bluewater, Nottingham, Dublin, York, Canterbury, Norwich, White City, Brighton North Street, Chichester, Winchester, Southampton, Cardiff
This easy-to-wear dress features our heritage Town House print, which was inspired by a row of colourful London town houses. With the capital city being our home and a constant source of inspiration for us, we’ve always included its beautiful landmarks in each of our collections. The colourful combination of hand-drawn architecture and dreamy night sky makes up our Town House print which looks beautiful on this classic shirt dress style. We originally featured this print in our AW14 range and it was a huge hit with our fabulous fans. The colours make this a great seasonal dress that can be worn on its own or paired with a long-sleeved top and tights in the colder months.
Spots have been seen in our design studio since 2002 when they appeared as one of the first Cath Kidston geo prints. One of the best things about this design is that each spot is slightly irregular – the result of the print being hand-drawn by our in-house team. As part of our limited-edition Archive Dress Collection, this chic tie-waist dress features our midnight blue Button Spot print, which was originally seen in 2014 as part of our Spring/Summer collection. A style that’s perfect for a picnic or party, you need to add this little number to your wardrobe.
WILD AUBREY ROSE
Our Archive Dress Collection wouldn’t be complete without a classic Cath Kidston floral, so say hello again to our Wild Aubrey Rose print. Featuring a soft palette of pinks, soft greens and grey, this charming number is fit for an autumn of adventures. First seen in SS14, this pretty print represents Cath Kidston’s petal power in this collection.
Our 100% cotton dresses have been a fan favourite for many years due to their scoop neck and fitted bodice. The gently flared skirt creates a classic, flattering line on the body – just team with a luxury leather bag from our new range and you’re ready for any occasion!
After a statement dress for autumn? Look no further than our Wild Horses print. We love this pony print so much that you can even see our latest, recoloured take on it featured in our AW18 range here. Adorned with our heritage equine design that is influenced by British country pursuits, we’ve used the palette from the original 2013 print for our Archive Dress Collection. Love this? Find more rural inspiration on our AW18 Pinterest boards here.
Choo-choo – make way for our famous Trains print, which was inspired by vintage train journeys around Britain! Originally seen in the summer of 2013, this print was (and still is) a huge hit with our dedicated fans. If you missed out the first time round, you’re in luck! Pick up this colourful but easy-to wear design from our limited-edition Archive Dress Collection in our classic sleeveless scoop neck style.
We’re so excited about this collection and celebrating our heritage prints with you. With all these beautiful dresses to choose from, we’d love to know which designs you love most! Let us know your fave on Instagram using #MyCathKidston.