The Wilderness collection was inspired by wild and natural environments on Earth that have not been significantly altered by humans and the wild animals that roam within the surrounding habitats.
The Snow Leopard has evolved to live in some of the harshest conditions on Earth and remains one of the most mysterious cats in the world. They are known as “ghosts of the mountains” because of their elusive nature.
Leopards are highly adaptable and are found in habitats from deserts to rain forests. They are found in a large part of Africa, parts of the Middle East, eastern Russia, and parts of Asia including China, India, and central and southwestern Asia.
Blackbucks are herbivores and can be found feeding on grass and vegetation in open grassland, dry thorn scrub and lightly wooded areas of Pakistan and Northern India. The most striking feature of the blackbuck is the long, spiralling horns of the adult male which have ridges from the base to the tips.
Royal Bengal Tigers mainly inhabit the tropical forests of the Indian sub-continent. As a top predator, tigers play an important role in maintaining a diverse and healthy ecosystem within their habitat landscapes.
White Tigers preferred habitats is in the Asian and Indian subcontinent, just like the Bengal tiger. A white tiger’s habitat would exist of tropical jungles, mangrove swamps and grasslands, their habitat would also include plenty of fresh water nearby.
The Indian Wolf is a subspecies of the grey wolf that ranges from southwest Asia to the Indian subcontinent. They can thrive in a diversity of habitats from woodlands, forests, grasslands, and dessert.
The Bloom collection was inspired by english garden flowers which start to flourish and bloom in the spring. The colours I used are much softer and more muted natural tones in comparison to my previous collections. After being locked down in the UK over the last year I explored more of the UK and took inspiration from the Jurassic coast line selecting colours from the chalk cliffs, ocean and beaches. The collection represents hope, growth and new opportunities as we are emerge from a long dark winter.
The Geometric collection was inspired by my love for art deco and the captivating details used within architecture and the decorative arts movement. I have created very subtle differences on each colourway by highlighting different areas of the print with vibrant & luxurious colours.
The Exotic Bird Collection
The Exotic Bird collection was inspired by some of the incredible countries I have been fortunate enough to travel around and the idea came to me when I was looking through my fabrics from my degree show. I came across a beautiful silk devore piece I had screen-printed and the main focus of the motif was the bird of paradise. It offered so many beautiful markings and textures that I decided to take a closer look at birds for the main theme of my new collection.
Albert Thurston Silk Labyrinth Print Braces
Albert Thurston has a long and distinguished history in the manufacture of braces, beginning in Haymarket, London in 1820. Having been credited with inventing the modern form of braces, they’ve been proudly manufacturing them by hand using the finest leathers and fabrics for royalty, prime ministers, presidents and stars of the stage and screen alike for 200 years.
We have selected four colourways from the Labyrinth collection which are also available to buy with matching pockets squares.
The Labyrinth print was the very first design I produced and is part of the reason I decided to set up my own business. The silk is printed in Macclesfield and the braces are hand crafted in Leicester. All designed and handmade in England.