Monday, 12 December 2011

b Store's selection of Marwood ties...

We popped in to see the lovely Kuni at b Store last week and handed over some new stock (not pictured). We had a nose around and took some snaps of Marwood in store... our first and favourite home of all. Looking forward to seeing the bStore crew all set up in their new store on Kingly Street as of today.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Marwood Studio

We showed some visitors the Marwood collection today in our Dalston studio. The studio is not really equipped to be a showroom but it scrubbed up pretty well.
This last photo shows a nice glimpse of the lovely shot taken by Stefan Heinrichs and styled by David St John-James in the latest issue of PORT magazine.

Monday, 5 December 2011

How to box your tie...

Illustration by Sam Kerr.
More to come from Sam soon for Marwood.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Good Monday...

SS'12 production of pleated bow ties arrived from Sicily -
soon to depart for Japan.
Some more AW'12 sampling has arrived...
Discussed new projects and drank tea from a
lovely cup by designer Reiko Kaneko
Wished illustrator Sam Kerr a Happy Birthday for today. He is currently working on a Marwood project which we are looking forward to showing you soon. Here are some 'making of' pictures from the previous piece he did for Marwood...

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Maya Magal Tie Clips

Lovely work being done by Maya Magal out of her studio in the heart of the jewellery district of Hatton Gardens.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Gerhard Richter Inspiration

Most inspiring exhibition we have seen in London for a long time. Currently showing at the TATE. Wonderful.
Seeing Richter's painting (above) of a stormy horizon made us think of Jasper Clarke's series 'New Horizons' which we are lucky to own a print of (below). Wishing him luck for this week as he is a finalist in the Taylor Wessing Photgraphic Portrait Prize 2011. Fingers crossed for you!

Friday, 14 October 2011

Looking at lace...

New lace patterns coming for AW12

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

GQ reviews Marwood's Fashion East Installation...

We loved Marwood's autumn/winter offering and their spring/summer collection was even better. Alongside a collection of Britsh-made ties in bold colours and patterns (zig-zag stripes were prominent), we particularly liked the tasselled summer scarves.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Marwood Mannequins by Russell Weekes

Marwood's installation at Somerset House this season needed to consider the presentation of our new lace scarves. These accessories are different to ties and bows in that they need to be shown as they could be worn. Art Director Russell Weekes came up with the perfect idea to save us using generic bust forms. It was great to see all these collected objects that fill the Marwood studio being put to good use as well.

The Marwood pet dog stored the SS12 lookbooks and business cards.

All photos taken behind the scenes by Callum Toy

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Marwood launches scarf collection at London Fashion Week.

We have extended the Marwood offer to include scarves made from our favourite English lace. It seemed a waste to just limit the use of this specialist lace to neckties so we ventured to Sicily at the beginning of the summer, took a bundle of geometric and mesh lace in a few shades and used their wonderful facilities and expert hands to create these scarves that are finished with brightly coloured silk tassles - each one hand knotted in place.

These postcard lookbook photographs were shot by Ali Mobasser where he again used his technique of 'painting light' on the subjects on a long exposure. The process needs patience and the unique results are just what we were looking for. Thanks Ali.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Greg Cox Furniture - now showing at TENT LONDON show

We love Greg's furniture and have used his segmented sideboard that is a wonderful mix of old oak and white formica surfaces to display Marwood ties in both of our Fashion East installations. We popped in and saw his stacked tea trays ready to take to Tent London show at the truman brewery this weekend... each one stamped and ready for good homes. Hope the show goes well Greg.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Marwood's installation for Menswear Day LFW photographed by Callum Toy

On Wednesday, Marwood's latest collection for S/S '12 was presented as part of Fashion East's installations for London Fashion Week. It was a successful day with positive feedback and meeting lots of nice people. Great to see some familiar faces amongst the visitors too.
Thanks to Callum Toy who recorded the event - reliable as ever he produced a lovely set of snaps. More to come as well...

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Marwood Lace Shawl

Wrapped in Marwood

Thanks to Susie from Style Bubble for writing a lovely post about Marwood's new lace shawl which was previewed by Susie back in June in the Paris showroom. Showing as part of Fashion East's Installations for Menswear Day during London Fashion Week on 21/9; this is the start of an offering to satisfy the ladies and gents.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

That time of year again...

Somerset House is under construction as London Fashion Week approaches. Marwood will be presenting our SS12 range of ties and bow ties and some additional accessories as part of Fashion East Menswear Day on September 21st.

An empty space soon to be occupied by installations from London designers, including Marwood.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

More interesting than a garden worm...

Took this snap of a wall hanging in the Suffolk silk mill where we are currently developing new designs and colours for the third Marwood tie collection - for Autumn/Winter 2012.