Quinton and Chadwick is a new designer for CW for AW17.
Design duo Jess Quinton and Jane Chadwick came together with a mutual vision to launch their knitwear label using British manufacters.
Fast forward fifteen years and Quinton-Chadiwich are by-words for modern idiosyncratic English styling and quality British production. Their quirky accessories are now stocked in the best boutiques and concept stores around the world.
Attention to detail in their design aesthetic is not enough: they also hunt out the highest quality yarns in order to satisfy their own unique take on colour and texture.
Both designers have textile, as well as fashion backgrounds. Jess worked for Italian fashion house Missoni after graduation from the RCA and Jane ran her own ready to wear label.
A major passion for the designers is to keep traditional knitting skills alive in the UK. They use specialist factories in Scotland and Nottingham as well as a co-operative of hand frame knitters in Cornwall. This hands on approach to machine techniques and industrial processes has helped the label develop its clever handwriting, a modern edgy twist on heritage patterns.
Always inspired by colour and the play of scale and pattern. each new collection moves with current trends yet enhances their strong quirky graphic style.