Womenswear brands queue to sign up for Best of Britannia
BoB is thrilled that once again our female visitors will be able to fully accessorise at our event with our brand curation leaving no area of the wardrobe or dressing table uncovered. With that in mind in addition to the extensive range of womenswear to discover we have also carefully seduced a fine selection of fragrance, jewellery, millinery, footwear and accessories to take part.
Hawthorn & Co
Ethically sourced, British made leather bags and accessories Hawthorn eco leather, organic cotton bags and accessories are inspired by the simplicity and beauty in nature. Combining natural eco leather and organic materials with simple, classic, understated shapes, our British made bags are designed to be worn every day and anywhere life takes you. Our bags are handcrafted across the South west of England, close to our Hawthorn HQ in Devon, supporting our local heritage and skilled crafts people. Each of our leather bags comes with an organic cotton lining and a unique number printed inside to show its authenticity.
Gushlow & Cole
The Kent-born childhood friends formed their creative partnership after graduating from London College of Fashion, subsequently spending several years honing their skills in shearling manufacture, pattern-cutting and design at the highly respected Cole family business. Despite humble beginnings at London’s Spitalfields Market, their stall soon became a destination-stop for stylists and fashion-savvy shoppers, with demand swiftly leading them to launch a luxury accessories collection during London Fashion Week the following year. Since then, their collections have been showcased in Paris, New York and Tokyo. From the oldest hatters in the world, Lock & Co., to boutiques in the USA and Far East, the label now has over 150 stockists in 5 continents and counts Angelina Jolie amongst its celebrity clientele.
Gushlow & Cole offers both contemporary and classic outerwear and accessories for women. Each season the designers source the finest raw material for their collections, using only the most reputable tanneries across Europe.
Every element of the design and production process takes place in the UK, something which is integral to Gushlow & Cole’s brand philosophy.
Sarah McCartney specialises in creating scents to evoke a happy time and place in people’s lives – past, present or future – including Sunshine and Pancakes for her mother in law, and The Lion Cupboard for her sister.
Sarah made the scent of 1914, Goodbye Piccadilly, for London’s Transport Museum and Rome 1963 for the 2013 Peroni House of Italian Style.
Jo Fairley, founder of The Perfume Society (and Green & Blacks), described 4160Tuesdays as “one of the most exciting niche perfumery brands to come along in years”.
The Hetty Rose brand was launched in 2007 as a bespoke footwear company with a clear brand philosophy; to make an environmental statement in an aesthetically pleasing way.
The concept behind the Hetty Rose brand is based on a theory of re-working vintage materials in a creative and sustainable way, hand making shoes to fit.
Every process of the development of each product is entirely hand crafted by Henrietta in her workshop. By offering a unique product and personal service, founder of Hetty Rose, Henrietta Rose Samuels seeks to raise awareness of hand crafted footwear made in Britain.
Claudia Rice Jewellery
My characteristics are of a collector and hoarder and the need to hang on to memories has culminated in a recycling and ‘make do and mend’ ethos, using the wonderful hordes of ‘jewellers junk’ that I have inherited from my father, a great influence in my creativity. I love to breathe new life into something that holds a history but has now been discarded. These then become mementos of my life.
Exhibiting with Claudia will be fellow London jeweller Emily Bedford.
Long appreciated as the finest form of sartorial expression, a hat may well be the difference between looking good and feeling spectacular.
Jess learnt her craft from one of the masters of millinery, Edwina Ibbotsen. She furthered her technique at Kensington and Chelsea College. She founded her atelier in Notting Hill in 1999 and since then has worked with couture designers including Lindka Cierach and Ulrich Engler to create bespoke pieces to complement individual styles and outfits. Jess takes a multidisciplinary approach to her practice and has collaborated with a range of distinguished designers such as superstar florist Ercole Moroni, the Queen of lingerie, Damaris and the luxury costume jewellery label, Bex Rox.
Although her work has graced the heads of Royalty and film actresses Jess aims to make everyone feel a million dollars. All the pieces are individually crafted and hand made in the studio in Notting Hill, London and the core to her home-grown practice is founded upon high quality and impeccable finish. Jess employs traditional millinery techniques fused with contemporary styling and materials to deliver a signature style that is wearable and authentic yet modern. The exhibitionist will find striking pieces and the less confident will be charmed by headwear that tenderly encourages a subtle new expression of their style.