A little bit of digging revealed that this is not just any debut collection - it is the result of a collaboration between model Ben Grimes and her best friend Lily Parker.
The duo concocted the idea of a stylish partnership while supping Martini's and complaining about their inability to find the perfect party dress. Fully embracing the idea that if you need something doing, do it yourself, the pair set about drawing on their mutual experience of the fashion industry to produce the perfect collection. Their sartorial qualifications? Lily studied at London College of Fashion and has worked with Henry Holland and Richard Nicoll, and Ben has modelled for the likes of Christopher Bailey, Helmut Lang and Karl Lagerfeld and acted as muse for Richard Nicoll.
The pair took their inspiration from their favourite vintage pieces to create a thoroughly modern collection, with the focus on luxurious fabrics, quality cut and perfect finishing. The highlights? The blue silk jacket and shorts (pictured), not to mention the right-on-trend matching jumpsuit; the red tiered cocktail dress; and the must-have sequin tailored jacket. Sadly you won't be able to get your hands on it all until spring (watch this space for stockists), but we really couldn't wait to share it with you.
By Emma Sells
Posted 28 October 2008More