In case you hadnt noticed, its a great time to be British.
Jubilee, Olympics, street parties, Kate Middleton... Not since 1966 have Englands greenest hills been so abundantly festooned with Union Jacks, and never before have the words proud and British been so ubiquitous on the high street.
The fashion world is getting in on the act in a big way: in preparation for the Queens Jubilee and the summer Olympics, patriotic clothing is flooding the shops. Think crowns, vintage florals and a palette limited strictly to red, white and blue.
But even though everyones talking the talk, its a smaller, elite crew who are walking the walk - and by that we mean fashion that is made and produced in the UK. From the old guard Churchs, Rigby & Peller and Aquascutum - still holding the fort after many years of home grown fashion, to the new slew of designers choosing to produce their goods on home soil, we salute the patriotic brilliance of these brands.
Mark has produced most of his mainline collection in England starting from his first collection SS09. Mark designs his knits by hand on a domestic knitting machine. His work is formed onto the body as he knits and he has devised innovative stitching techniques, blending lycra yarns with the finest luxury wools.
Peridot London was started in 2010 by Rachel Wilson. The brand's entire creative process is based in their Baker Street, Marylebone HQ, from inspiration right up to the sample production. The main production happens in a couple of different locations around London.
Stephen Webster 'Forget Me Knot' stud earrings set in 18ct Rose Gold with White Diamonds, £2,950, for stockists call 0845 539 1840
With one of the largest jewellery manufacturing and design studios in London’s West End, Stephen Webster is widely considered to be one of the international scene’s most accomplished and exciting designers.