Creating new labels
Britain has a long history of design and manufacturing quality goods – Burberry, Rolls Royce, Paul Smith and James Purdey & Sons are all examples of superb design and exemplary craftsmanship.
In leather goods Mulberry, Ettinger and Tusting have been producing the finest leather items for generations and in shoe manufacturing, Grensons, loakes and Barkers are purchased worldwide as a stamp of success and under-stated style.
Now that the UK economy is beginning to forge ahead our future will continue to be reliant on individuality, quality and “British” design.
Even if they are not yet recognised as household names, there is a significant number of new, young designers who will play their part in upholding the image of Britain being synonymous with quality and success.
Sophie Gittins and Oliver Sweeny are designing stunning, up-to-the-minute shoes, whilst Sophie Hulme and Danielle Foster are young designers creating the next Mulberry Bayswater.
Rosie Hofman learnt her craft at The Birmingham School of Jewellery, while Chari Cohen is designing and producing wicked sportswear to grace any London or Los Angeles gym.
Without apologies we are going to feature some of our best UK designers on this blog in the coming months. If you know of a young person with exceptional talent for design, contact KMS at Armada – the best will get featured and promoted.