These Home-Cooking Staples Just Got a Nostalgic ’90s Upgrade
Courtesy of the Laura Ashley archive.
Published Oct 20, 2021 1:01 PM
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Oven mitts are an oft-forgotten kitchen essential. They’re rarely pretty to begin with, plus they always seem to be littered with scorch marks after just a few uses. Not anymore. In a collaboration with retro-fashion label Batsheva, floral-print legend Laura Ashley is making oven mitts—and matching aprons—covetable.
Decked in a variety of botanical patterns straight from the fabric-turned-clothing brand’s ‘90s archive—picture large-scale autumnal flowers and pastel-hued roses—the pieces are part of a larger 15-item collection that includes dresses, skirts, and tops. Matching your cooking tools to your outfit has never been more appealing. The quilted cotton holds up well against heat, plus it’s machine washable, so cooking stains are no big deal.
The collaboration is what founder Batsheva Hay’s childhood dreams were made of—she grew up visiting the Madison Avenue Laura Ashley store. Batsheva’s Victorian sensibilities evoke the same nostalgia that’s embedded in the Laura Ashley brand. Hay explains, “When I made my first dress a few years ago, all I wanted to do was revisit and reimagine Laura Ashley, and this is my chance to do it.”