Emily Watson was working in a design agency when she met Andy Cohen.
“I didn’t really know him at the time, but I felt inspired by him,” she says.
He told the publication: “I was like: ‘You’re going to be fantastic. “
In an interview with The Guardian, Cohen describes her as a “perfect fit” for his work, with “the right amount of personality”.
He told the publication: “I was like: ‘You’re going to be fantastic.
You’re going the right way.
You’ve got the right attitude, you’ve got a big heart, you’re always trying to do the right thing.
You really are.
And I’m really excited about what you’re going for.’
‘This is a huge leap’For the new team, the challenge of creating the right pieces was enormous. “
That’s where I really enjoy it.”
‘This is a huge leap’For the new team, the challenge of creating the right pieces was enormous.
“There’s no way we’re going out there and just putting on a white dress, just for the sake of it,” says co-founder and creative director Rebecca Jones.
We’re really trying to build a wardrobe that is totally out there, completely different to what you’d normally wear, which is really cool.””
We’ve got to create something that’s absolutely gorgeous, something that fits a style.
We’re really trying to build a wardrobe that is totally out there, completely different to what you’d normally wear, which is really cool.”
But there was one piece of clothing that was in particular that would stand out to Cohen.
He wanted to have a more feminine silhouette, and so he decided to make a suit that was meant to be worn in a day’s work.
“Andy and I had been talking about this idea of a women’s suit, which was just a completely different way to wear a suit, and we were like, what do we have to do to create this?
We have to be different.”‘
It’s an incredible leap’To create the suits, the team went to Oxford University and wore a suit made by an undergraduate tailor.
“It was a very exciting time to be working with Andy,” says Jones.
They decided to focus on women’s work first.
“One of the things we love about working with women is that they can be so confident and open and transparent and very open to their ideas,” she adds.
“And we want to make sure that women have this same confidence and openness.”
They created a suit in three fabrics and a pattern that was inspired by the colour palette of the women who wore them, which includes pink, blue and purple.
“In the beginning, we had the suit made in a white silk dress with the white piping on it,” explains Jones.
But then they created a pink, black and purple silk dress, as well as a grey, pink and purple fabric that complemented the fabric of the suit.
“As soon as we had a new colour, we started to create more colour combinations, which made the overall look of the dress a little more interesting,” she continues.
“It’s a very unique, modern piece that really captures what this outfit is about,” says Cohen.
The colour palette was inspired from the clothes worn by the women in the Oxford study, who wore the same colours as the students who wore it.
“So we thought it would be really cool to do something like that with this one,” says Hamilton.
“The idea was to be able to get a really cool, subtle, bold colour that you couldn’t really achieve in a suit without going crazy.
It’s an incredibly ambitious thing, but it’s a really powerful thing.”
After they created the suits for the team, Cohen had to find the fabrics that would match them and the fabrics were chosen by his tailor.
The suit was designed in two colours, with one pink and one blue, and then one of the fabric combinations was created from the fabric colours.
“When we were working with our tailor, we wanted to give him the option to go for any colour and he wanted to go with the pink fabric,” says Rogers.
“To do that, you need to find two colours that you feel like you can wear at once.”
“The fabrics have to work with the pattern that we’re using, and they have to look very contemporary, and I think the whole look of this is about that,” explains Cohen.
The colours and pattern are also a nod to the fabrics and patterns of the study and the women of Oxford University.
“The way we’ve chosen the fabric is a very modern interpretation of a fabric, so we wanted something that had a very contemporary feel to it, but a vintage feel to the fabric,” he says.
“We thought that it was important that the design of the garment be very much contemporary and that it be