In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s a great time to be British.
Jubilee, Olympics, street parties, Kate Middleton... Not since 1966 have England’s 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 Queen’s 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 everyone’s talking the talk, it’s 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 – Church’s, 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.