This designer collab is about to seriously elevate your #flatlay

If you're familiar with House of Hackney, you'll already know that the British interiors brand in itself is pure social media gold, thanks to its maximalist aesthetic and iconic floral prints. No one clashes leopard print and florals quite like husband-and-wife team Javvy M Royle and Frieda Gormley - and gets away with it.

So you'll understand the buzz behind their collaboration with one of my fave high-street brands, & Other Stories. The two have teamed up for SS18 to create a collection 'celebrating the beauty of nature’s prints mixed with a dose of British psychedelia'.

In other words, expect plenty of eccentric prints, softened with feminine and bohemian textures and tailoring. I'm loving the chic wide trousers and oversized blouses, and the slippers that are #flatlay perfection.

As for the prints, the brand's signature floral and zebra print were re-imagined in new hues of blue and burnt orange, creating a 'tree of life' foliage.

'We love & Other Stories’ silhouettes, print treatments and how meaningful the brand’s social messaging feels. The collection that we created together is a heightened version of nature. We were inspired by British psychedelia, vibrant fabrics from our local Ridley Road Market, and the bohemian mood of the Bloomsbury Group,' says Frieda Gormley.

The collection is now available to shop, and here's my edit of the best bits.

Shop now: House of Hackney Blouse for £79 from & Other Stories

Shop now: House of Hackney Slip Ons for £79 from & Other Stories

Shop now: House of Hackney Dress for £125 from & Other Stories

Shop now: House of Hackney Dress for £110 from & Other Stories

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.