Travelling through and around the Amalfi Coast in Italy really just about tops it in terms of travel goals. Seaside Positano is way, way up on that list. Due to our lack of unlimited budget my sister and I stayed in Nocelle, about a 30 minute bus ride from the beachfront which meant we were way up in the hills in what is essentially it's own intimate little meandering village. It's tiny winding streets are lined with B&Bs and one deli, one grocery store and a breakfast cafe (they serve only one kind of coffee beverage and brioche in the morning) all rolled into a single standing store run by the most adorable older Italian woman. So high up were we that we could see neighbouring town Sorrento and the road leading back down to Positano's rocky beach and the peppering of yachts of the tourists who actually had the aforementioned unlimited budget.
Pieces from local names like Esme Palaganas' label Basic Movement and Rajo Laurel fit in to the equation like Prosecco to it's Aperol, roaming around the streets of Nocelle, Positano and Ravello, with Laurel's romantic cape and Palaganas' feminine, delicately sliced and braided designs.
There's an intimacy at every corner of the Costiera Amalfitana, every corner feels like you discovered it first, as if you could have lived an entire life in those places - which is obviously a completely idealistic view of mine, as you'd actually by one of five million tourists that visit annually. Regardless Positano's beauty is endless, and our friendly conversations with our stellar driver Giuseppe, the man behind the fruit stall or our tour guides just amplified it. So inspired was I by Italy that I designed my limited edition Kim Jones x Shoes of Prey capsule collection with the vibrancy and luxury of the Amalfi Coast in mind.
I have more coming soon from our time in Italy, coming soon via about four thousand images I have on my hard drive. Speaking of which, how do we feel about me sharing all of them. No? Okay.
Styling, Photography: Kim Jones
Look 1: Fendi Scarf, Basic Movement Skirt / Look 2: Basic Movement Dress / Look 3: Rajo Laurel Cape and Bralette, Alice & Olivia Skirt / Look 4: Rajo Laurel Jacket, Osklen Skirt