What’s Trending in British Luxury? January 2023
Everything you need to know from your favourite British brands. Here’s the British luxury news to keep you in the loop.
British Luxury News
Asprey Collaborates with Andersen Genève on One-of-a-Kind Worldtimer
Renowned British luxury brand Asprey has teamed up with Swiss independent watchmaker Andersen Genève to produce the exceptional Heures du Monde worldtimer, a wristwatch that celebrates the joys of travel and is limited to just 24 pieces.
Heures du Monde watch, £55,000. andersen-geneve.ch
Holland & Holland Teams Up with Luxury Penmaker Onoto
Holland & Holland’s Royal Scroll pens are produced by fabled British penmaker Onoto to echo the brand’s ‘Royal’ range of shotguns and feature engraved sterling silver caps and chequered barrels as a further nod to its gun-making origins. £900, hollandandholland.com
New Peninsula London Hotel Announces ‘Best of British’ Creative Partnerships
The latest addition to London’s luxury hotel scene, The Peninsula London will be opening soon at 1 Grosvenor Place on Hyde Park Corner. As well as elegant spaces designed by Hopkins Architects, the new hotel will feature exclusive offerings from a ‘Best of British’ creative line-up that includes fashion designer Jenny Packham, perfumer Timothy Han, food producer Zero Carbon Farms, and over 40 artists from The Royal Drawing School. Also involved is chef Claude Bosi, whose two-Michelin-starred restaurant has been in the iconic Michelin House in Chelsea since 2017.
‘We are excited to have enlisted the talents of these extraordinary “Best of British” creators and suppliers to collaborate on important touchpoints throughout the hotel, from glassware and colleague wardrobes to original art and bespoke room fragrances,’ said Sonja Vodusek, Managing Director of The Peninsula London. ‘These exciting partnerships are perfectly aligned with our enduring commitment to supporting the art, culture, and community of The Peninsula’s new home in Britain.’
Jenny Packham designed an original, bespoke wardrobe for colleagues at The Peninsula London, taking inspiration from both Sixties-era British style icons and traditional Asian designs. Timothy Han, meanwhile, created a bespoke fragrance for the hotel’s collection of in-room bath products, and the artists from The Royal Drawing School were commissioned to create original artwork for the its interiors. Cutting-edge AgTech company Zero Carbon Farms, which operates using renewable energy and is based in Clapham, will supply purpose-grown salad greens and herbs to the hotel’s restaurants. Finally, wines will come from English sparkling wine makers Coates & Seely, and fine china will be provided by British designer Richard Brendon. peninsula.com
Fenwick Embraces a Restorative Approach to Wellbeing with New Campaign
Fenwick’s latest campaign is called Restore, and it centres on highlighting mood-boosting products and rituals that help people feel a sense of renewal. Unlike many January wellness and wellbeing campaigns it’s not about giving anything up, or restrictive new diets or fitness regimes. Instead, it’s about being kind to yourself.
‘Against the backdrop of winter, we introduce our first campaign of 2023, Restore,’ says Fenwick’s Head of Creative, Paul Baptiste. ‘Restore invites you to slow down and practice self-kindness. Across Fenwick stores and online, you will see the themes of nurturing and restoration, centred on being kind to yourself.’
At the heart of the campaign are four pillars: Nutrition, Mind, Move and Sleep. These are explored through a curated range of products and also a programme of talks, events and menus across Fenwick’s nine UK stores. See them all here.
Johnstons of Elgin Celebrates Burns Night with New ‘Burns’ Blanket
Heritage Scottish knitwear brand Johnstons of Elgin is marking 2023’s Burns Night (25 January) by launching a limited-edition soft lambswool, Burns Tartan Blanket (£139.00). Its traditional earthy tones pay perfect homage to Burn’s work with a subtle nod to the red rose of one of his most famous poems, A Red, Red Rose. johnstonsofelgin.com
Boodles Thinks Pink
Pink has always been Boodles’ colour; the heritage British jewellery brand is renowned for its pink diamonds. ‘Pink reminds me to aspire to the exceptional,’ says chairman Nicholas Wainwright.
Pink diamonds are among the rarest in the world and, before its closure in 2020, were sourced almost exclusively from the Argyle Mine in Australia. Fortunately, before it closed, Boodles were exclusively invited to handpick a number of important pink diamonds directly from the mine. These will be made into exciting new pieces over the coming years.
It’s this dedication to pink diamonds that is behind the brand’s renewed focus on the stones this spring, with new pieces added across all its collections. C&TH’s favourites include this vintage-inspired pink diamond, platinum and rose gold ring and delicate Secret Garden collection pink and white diamond earrings.
Mulberry Collabs with Miffy
The limited-edition capsule collection sees Dutch bunny Miffy adventure across a series of bags and accessories including keyrings, travel and tech accessories, small leather goods and beloved Mulberry bag styles. Miffy also peeks from behind envelope wallets and plays on the straps of Mulberry’s timeless Bayswater bag, as well as appearing on several new tote designs created specifically for the collection.
The collection is underpinned by Mulberry’s Made to Last ethos, crafted from 100% environmentally accredited carbon neutral leather.
From £65, available at Mulberry stores globally and on mulberry.com
Ruggable Partners with National Gallery
Take your rug game up a notch this season with Ruggable’s new collection with the National Gallery. The collaboration features ten world-famous works of art from the likes of Monet, Turner, Cézanne, Michelangelo, Renoir and Van Gogh, all of which have been reimagined into high-quality contemporary rugs in a range of sizes. Priceless artwork that’s also machine washable? We’re sold.
From £99, ruggable.co.uk
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