It seems like a lifetime ago now that we sat down for an exclusive chat with the stunning Poppy Delevingne in sunny Barcelona to talk fashion, her plans for the rest of the year and what we could expect from the starlet next in her already bulging career. And while we were able to tell you all about her 'sleevage' obsession and all the deets about designing her gorgeous Chanel wedding dress, we have to admit, we were holding something back from you...
Its been kept very hush-hush until now but we can now reveal that Poppy has teamed up with swimwear mecca Solid & Striped to create her first-ever designer line; a range consisting of the most on-point bikinis and beachwear we've ever laid eyes on. Well, would you expect anything less from the up-most cool-girl?
All was unveiled just last night in NYC as Poppy and S&S threw a pretty impressive soiree to let the industry know of their partnership. Of course, the most seasoned members of the fash pack — Alexa Chung, Harley Viera-Newton and Joan Smalls — were all in attendance, giving the collection even more It-clout. As if it needed it.
Talking of her collection for the very first time, this is what she had to say...
Poppy, you've got some pretty exciting news up your sleeve. Can you tell us about it?
'Yes! I have designed a bikini line. It’s coming out in mid-November and it’s all really exciting. It’s with this American brand that I’ve pined over for three, four years now. It's called Solid & Striped and it makes the most beautiful swimwear ever. I met the creative director of the brand and we hit it off just really, really well and I was like, “I want to do something fun with you.” So, we embarked on this collaboration and it’s really exciting. I’m all about beach and sun and hair and piña colada's; basically the whole collaboration is based on that feeling.'
It’s really interesting that you’re debuting your bikini range in November; was there a big reason behind it?
'What always amazes me is that you can only seem to get decent bikini’s from May to September but lots of people like to get away in the colder months, when it’s dismal and rainy. So, the launch-date is perfect for those getting away during Christmas.'
A point well made. Are you jetting off yourself this Christmas?
'Yes! I’m going to Colombia, actually. Just me and my husband; just the two of us. Our first Christmas on our own together. I honestly can’t wait.'
Sounds pretty dreamy to us...
While the collection isn't quite available to buy yet, we already know it's going to be a sure-fire hit. Congrats, Poppy!
By Maxine Eggenberger