Fashion History

The Demise of the British High Street?
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The Demise of the British High Street?

Much has been written about the decline of the British high street this year with the impact of covid lockdowns and restrictions. Just this last year we have seen the closure of Cath Kidston, Laura Ashley, Oasis, Warehouse, Evans, Mothercare and Topshop among many others. Many gaping holes are left in our shopping streets, but…

Serge de Nîmes

As denim is such a reliable favourite in our wardrobes and brilliantly functional for our kids ​I thought it would interesting to find out about it’s history. The name denim is derived from ‘Serge de Nîmes  which was originally made by weavers in Nîmes, France who were trying to recreate a cotton corduroy from Genoa, Italy….

Monty & the Duffle

As I am hoping to include the most classic of coat shapes, the dapper duffle, in my launch collection I thought you might like a potted history of Paddington’s favourite attire.  A long frock hooded coat with toggles is seen in the Polish military in the 1820’s which may have influenced the design of British…

Woollen Wonders
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Woollen Wonders

As I have just returned from an exciting trip to Iceland I was inspired to write about their famous woolly export.  As you may already know I am a self confessed scandi-phile having lived in Sweden so needed little excuse to find out about the different Nordic knitting styles. ​The famous unspun wool sweaters that…