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Winter 2017 Cactaceae


The artist wanders through the desert capturing the cacti. Pencils are her tool of choice, she uses soft pinks, greys, blues and greens. All else fades as she concentrates on each intimate study.
Each cacti is different: some show off soft spikes, while others are hard, some with woolly surrounds. There are tall ones, short ones, ribbed ones, round ones. The beautiful flowers lure her in capturing her attention fully. The bright sunlight begins to fade, and the evening sky transitions with soft desert hues. The textures of the landscape engulf her as the day begins turning into night.
She wanders on in her exploration, deeper into the desert plains following the cacti beauties, drawn into the shadows of the descending dusk. The cacti are changing - some flowers are disappearing, saying goodnight with the sun, and new beautiful jewels are coming out to welcome the moon... Purple, navy, black and dazzling white are taking over as her palette of choice.

As the evening air chills and blackness sets in, new harder textures come alive to greet her sense. The kaleidoscope of the night sky is descending onto her paper showing a mystical mix of darks, whites and brilliant colour. Transfixed in the beauty, she is swallowed into the night.
Wilson Trollope's Winter 2017 collection, Cactaceae, follows an artist's journey capturing the beauty of cacti in its native habitat. Inspired by the colours and textures of both the cacti forms and the surrounding landscape, a collection is formed that is luxurious, yet understated, and carries the wearer away on their own adventure to enliven the cooler months.
Body measurements of Wilson Trollope sizes*
   Size    Bust (cm) Waist (cm) Hips (cm)
6 78 65 92
8 83 70 97
10 88 75 102
12 93 80 107
14 98 85 112
16 103 90 117
18 108 95 122
*To take your measurements, please see our instructions below
Comparison of Wilson Trollope sizes with international sizes
Wilson Trollope     6          8         10       12      14  
Aus/UK 6 8 10 12 14
USA 2 4 6 8 10
EU 32 34 36 38 40
Japan 9 11 13 

There are three body measurement points that you need to know to ensure a great fit – bust, waist, and hips.

When taking your body measurements, wear the undergarments you normally wear for the most accurate results. Use a flexible tape measure, or a piece of string and ruler, and hold it around each body point so it is comfortably snug.  If the tape is cutting into your flesh, it is too tight.

To ensure an accurate measurement around your body, keep the measuring tape as level as possible from front to back. We recommend measuring yourself in front of a mirror so you can check this from a side view. If you can, get a friend to help you to ensure the most accurate measurements.

Bust: Wrap the measuring tape around your back and where the tape meets across the fullest point of your bust is your bust measurement.  

Waist: Wrap the measuring tape around your natural waist, the slimmest part of your torso, pulling the ends to the front. Where they meet is your waist measurement.

Hips: Wrap the measuring tape around the widest part of your bottom – this is usually low down towards your thighs. As with your bust and waist measurements, where the tape meets is your hip measurement.

Length: To measure the length of individual garments against your body it is best to measure down the centre of your back. To do this, start the measuring tape at either the base of your neck for dresses and tops, or at your waist for skirts. Measure down your body to the measurement listed in the garment description. This will show you where the garment comes to on you. When you are measuring for length, remember to make sure you are standing completely upright – it is best to have someone help you with this. Alternatively, compare the measurement with the length of a garment you already have.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Annabelle – annabelle@wilsontrollope.com, she is here to help.