Best of Britannia extends it’s range of women’s wear brands to accommodate demand
Bob is thrilled that demand has dictated that we expand into the last corners of our beautiful architectural gem of a home and that our team of writers are flat out ensuring that all of our brands get announced to or readers and visitors.
Having recently visited the stunning Georgian HQ of margaret + LINEN LAWN it is fantastic to welcome the brand back to BoB in 2014. Liberate + innovate are words chosen by the label’s founder to convey the spirit of freedom and love of exploration, which is the embodiment of the clothing brand margaret + LINEN LAWN.
LINEN LAWN is the women’s wear brand created in 2008 by Margaret Appleby, the designer and manufacturer of Liberty print separates, with the core business being the supply of printed women’s wear to Liberty the world-renowned department store. Through LINEN LAWN’s dedication to exceptional quality, design and fit margaret is currently the sole supplier to the store of printed separates for women under the LINEN LAWN brand label.
Lavender Hill Clothing create simple, luxurious, attractive and affordable pieces which you will want to wear every day. By using the best quality fabric and flattering feminine silhouettes, they produce items that are timeless and trans-seasonal. At Lavender Hill Clothing they strive to be completely transparent about where and how they produce their clothing.
They take the greatest care in sourcing and manufacturing their goods and want the consumer to know where everything comes from. They have their cotton and modal blended fabric knitted specially for them and manufacture the t-shirts in Leicestershire, England.
The Venus Cow Collection, featuring the PBL, perfect black leggings is a range of Made in England staples from luxurious 92% high grade cotton and 8% elastane.
Created by life coach Shirley Yanez, her mission was to produce an everyday couture comfort collection for an affordable price, getting the balance just right between quality, comfort and value and designed with everyone in mind whatever age, shape or size. No muffin, no bagging, no see through; the Venus Cow Collection comes in sizes 6 – 22.
The PBL is now available exclusively in Los Angeles at The Alex Roldan Boutique, The London, West Hollywood.
The range of jewellery available to view and purchase at BoB will be truly extraordinary this year with a unique range of work from some incredible designers.
Clara Francis began her label just over 10 years ago leaving behind a successful career as an actress. Coming from a family of jewellers she taught herself the ancient craft of bead weaving. Through exploration and experimentation she has developed her own unique style of beadwork inspired by flora and fauna with a heavy dose of pop culture thrown in to the mix. By hand sewing each piece using the tiniest glass beads she creates the most precious, delicate pieces of jewellery which can be loved and passed down from generation to generation.
Harvey Nichols bought her very first collection and she now sells worldwide. The V&A museum commissioned her to make a piece for their “Cherry on the Cake Exhibition” and she has also collaborated with designer Tracey Boyd as well as Topshop and River Island creating diffusion ranges for each.
Born in New York, Sasha Kamen moved to London by accident when her composer father came over to orchestrate the film ‘The Wall’ for Pink Floyd. After completing her degree in Zoology, she started making jewellery initially to fund her traveling and wildlife conservation work and became fascinated with jewellery and design. She moved to Kenya, built an eco-lodge with her husband, and there gained a passion for traditional methods of jewellery-making. Now back in London, Sasha sculpts pieces for casting using the ancient ‘lost wax’ method. Her work is inspired by nature and the history of Jewellery.
Vicky Davies is a contemporary jeweller whose work draws inspiration from both antique and ethnic jewellery which she has then channeled and worked in a modern fashion. It has been energizing for Vicky to explore different traditions which has resulted in her jewellery using images, symbols and materials which can affect the wearer on a poetic and unconscious level. She likes to think that a piece can be worn as an amulet or talisman.
Vicky Davies Jewellery was established over two decades ago with a workshop based in East London. All of her work is handmade using sterling silver and semi-precious stones. She produces two new collections a year and also offers bespoke “one off” pieces in gold and precious stones.