Leyla Josephine is a poet, film and theatre maker based in Ayrshire, Scotland. Leyla wrote 'This Place is a Gallus Woman' for Burns Night 2022, here she shares an insight into her work and inspiration.
As we launch the latest in a series of collaborations with John Booth, we take a moment to speak to the artist about our longstanding partnership and gain some insight into his creative process.
Inspired by the creative spaces used by artists, musicians, writers and the like, the latest drop of our autumn/winter collection features knitwear and accessories in a palette of earthy tones with pops of ochre. We catch up with two of our talented in-house designers to discover what inspires them when creating for Begg x Co.
We are thrilled to have collaborated once again with British artist Sophie Smallhorn to create a vibrant window installation using upcycled cashmere Wispy Scarves at our London Pop-Up shop.
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.
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.
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 the blankets.