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Artist's Corner - Sophie Smallhorn - Artist

Artist's Corner - Sophie Smallhorn - Artist

 

Hailing originally from Hertfordshire, British artist Sophie Smallhorn graduated from the University of Brighton in 1994 with a BA in Furniture – specialising in wood, metal, plastics and ceramics. Her dynamic approach to the use of colour and raw materials saw her career take off to a flying start, with exhibitions around the world and collaborations with institutions such as Somerset House, the London Underground and the Olympic committee, who commissioned her to create the magnificent fabric colour-wrap for the 2012 Olympic stadium in London.

Alongside her private practice, Sophie is no stranger to working closely with luxury fashion brands, such as Comme des Garcons for their flagship store in Tokyo, which made her the perfect partner to create site-specific installations for Begg x Co which have been exhibited at Pitti Uomo and Maison&Objet.

We are thrilled to have collaborated once again with Sophie to create a vibrant window installation using upcycled cashmere Wispy scarves at our London Pop-Up shop.

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Friends of Begg x Co - Jonathan Daniel Pryce

Friends of Begg x Co - Jonathan Daniel Pryce

 

We catch up with Jonathan Daniel Pryce, award-winning photographer and author of the popular style blog GarçonJon.com. Renowned for portraiture in particular, Pryce also curated the highly acclaimed project 100 Beards, 100 Days. Originally from Scotland, Jonathan is London based and works internationally. He launched his 'Photographic Memory' Podcast in 2021, which explores the joy of storytelling through photography.

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Artist's Corner - Hayley McCrirrick - Artist

Artist's Corner - Hayley McCrirrick - Textile Artist

 

Hayley McCrirrick is a Scottish artist working with textiles. She established her studio in 2018 and since then has shown work in London, Edinburgh and Paris, also completing various commercial and private commissions in the U.K and USA.

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Friends of Begg x Co - Ashley Joiner

Friends of Begg x Co - Ashley Joiner, founder of Queercircle

 

In support of the movement, Begg x Co have partnered with LGBTQI+ Charity Queercircle, which works at the intersection of arts, culture and social action. We catch up with Queercircle founder and director Ashley Joiner to learn more about the charity's goals and the importance of community.

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Book Club - Paul Flynn

Book Club - Paul Flynn

 

Paul Flynn is a journalist, editor and author. His first book, Good As You: 30 Years of Gay Britain was published by Ebury Press in 2017. Read our interview with Paul as we discuss the inspiration behind his first book, what Pride means to him, and how music has influenced him over the years. Portrait by Danny Moran.

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Friends of Begg x Co - Bruce Oldfield

Friends of Begg x Co - Bruce Oldfield OBE, Couture Designer

 

One of the UK’s most celebrated couturiers, Bruce Oldfield OBE is best known for his couture and bridalwear designs. His client list spans generations - from icons including the late Diana, Princess of Wales and Queen Rania of Jordan to Jemima Khan, Sienna Miller and Rihanna. We had the honour of visiting Bruce's London Studio, where we discussed inspiring women, his favourite designs and inclusivity in the fashion industry today. Photographed by Jamie Ferguson, wearing the Yacht Cardigan & Wispy Hanover Square.

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Friends of Begg x Co - Paul Thomas-Jeffreys

Portrait of Paul Thomas-Jeffrey

Friends of Begg x Co - Paul Thomas-Jeffreys

 

Established in 1989 in Mayfair, London, Paul Thomas has decorated some of the most glittering weddings and events of the last three decades as well as supplying leading London hotels, businesses and private homes with exquisite weekly flowers. We have collaborated with Paul Thomas to create a wild meadow installation in our London Pop-Up shop, inspired by our Spring Summer 2021 Collection Metamorphosis. Read our interview with Paul Thomas-Jeffreys, Founder & Creative Director of Paul Thomas.

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Design Stories - Nicole Watson - John Booth Collaboration

Design Stories - Nicole Watson - John Booth Collaboration

 

This year, we add two new John Booth Art Blankets to our artist series collection. The “Graffiti Blanket” and the “Collage Blanket”, both inspired by the artist’s sketchbook, provide the canvas for a playful pop of colour and a celebration of line and mark making. We caught up with Begg x Co designer Nicole Watson to discuss the creation of our new John Booth collaboration blankets for 2021.

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