London's weekly Shortlist Magazine is out for commuters today and it features Marwood and one of our lookbook images of the new SS13 collection. This was shot by Ali Mobasser (one of our favourite still life photographers and who's work you should definitely check out). The SS13 collection was a collaboration with artist Toni Davey and at the beginning of January will be available to buy on our online store. We have been busy making pre-xmas deliveries of woven dip-dye designs, graphic houndstooth, navy lace as well as new colours of a summer version of our slub silk ties to stockists worldwide - including Mr Porter online, Other Shop, Liberty, Fenwick, Edifice and Tomorrowland in Japan.
Thursday, 20 December 2012
Thursday, 13 December 2012
Marwood worked with Artist Toni Davey for our SS13 collection. New ties and pocket squares featuring the collaborated designs (where we interpreted her beautiful designs in to woven jacquards) are currently being shipped to stores such as Liberty, Mr Porter, Fenwick and Tomorrowland. The collaboration was a really exciting one to work on and we would encourage everyone to see Toni's work in person. The paper engineered cut-works are intricate, attentive, architectural and sometimes seemingly impossible - especially the hand manipulated pieces. Her work was shown at the Summer Exhibition at the RCA this year and her latest works can be seen at the carefully curated Beardsmore Gallery in North London. You want to own Toni's work - it is as fascinating as is it beautiful. If you want some tranquility leading up to the Christmas madness make sure you make a trip to Kentish Town West.
22-24 Prince of Wales Rd, London NW5 3LG
Wednesday, 5 December 2012
We will be presenting our new collection for Autumn/Winter 2013 this January at LC:M in the Hospital Club, London. We will be in the same spot in the Accessories Showroom (upstairs on the 1st floor) alongside menswear brands such as Mr Hare, Alice Made This and Bunney among others. For appointments please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you there and showing you what is in store for Autumn/Winter next year... the lookbooks are printing as we speak!
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Get yourselves down to Somerset House sometime over the next few weeks. They have a Christmas Arcade and have invited various people to set up pop-up stores to coincide with the famous ice rink.
Marwood is selling in YSC pop-up alongside lovely menswear labels... really recommend this for women especially who need to buy a brother, husband or family member some clothing. It's a great selection. Also, it feels quite festive down there so why not eh?
Monday, 26 November 2012
Friday, 16 November 2012
Monday, 12 November 2012
Friday, 26 October 2012
Marwood studio is based in Dalston, East London and is a shared space of various creatives. We love this as it brings a genuine and unique influence on each other's work... if not simply from boosting each other's confidence and determination to follow through with our ideas and what we believe in. Marwood studio used to shy away from having visitors but every so often we open the door to a familiar face and let them in to our world.. or crowded Marwood corner, which is a bit more accurate.
Steve from 'Style Salvage' came by recently to remind himself of our SS13 collection "Transparent Grids". This collaboration was a collaboration between Marwood and Toni Davey - an artist we very much admire and were excited to work with. Toni is having an exhibition in a couple of weeks at the Beardsmore Gallery in North London which will be well worth a visit.
Photo by Ali Mobasser
We will be launching the collection on marwoodlondon.co.uk in December and you will be able to buy the styles on our website as well as Mr Porter online, Liberty London, Other Shop in UK. See our stockists list on marwoodlondon.co.uk for more UK and International stockists.
Here is a quote from Toni Davey about her work...
In my work the underlying structure of the grid is always present. The grid offers the means to retrace ones’ footsteps, to understand the journey, to allow forms to follow a rule or sequence of changes that produce solutions which are pure, logical and visually beautiful: qualities that exist in nature.
We will have more on this closer to the time. Keep in touch.
Thursday, 25 October 2012
Monday, 22 October 2012
We paid a visit to Macclesfield today - the official end of the silk road.Marwood has produced lace scarves with hand knotted tassels, soft staircase wool and cotton scarves and next we are working on screen printed designs from historic Macclesfield. It is the right place to develop our new ideas and it was great to get away from the studio today and get inspired by their archives. The set-up there is impressive and they even have a shetland pony roaming around in their neighbouring field. Picture perfect.
Sunday, 21 October 2012
We visited the New York 'High Line' again this summer and it remains to be a favourite must-do element of any NY visit for us. The High Line is a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It is owned by the City of New York, and maintained and operated by Friends of the High Line. Founded in 1999 by community residents, Friends of the High Line fought for the High Line’s preservation and transformation at a time when the historic structure was under the threat of demolition. It is a tranquil haven up above the meatpacking district and easy on the eye from above, or by foot.
Architects were recently challenged to the same scheme in London and we are happy to hear our friend was part of the trio who proposed the winning design 'Pop Down'. Congratulations."Pop Down seeks to capitalise on a forgotten network of tunnels under London, an urban experience where visitors can embark on an expedition underground, entering and exiting the tunnels from street level. The tunnels provide the ideal environment for an urban mushroom farm with the introduction of daylight through a series of sculptural glass-fibre ‘mushrooms’ at street level. These will highlight the route of the tunnel above ground and will convey daylight to the tunnels below through punctures along their length. The produce will serve new pop-up concept ‘Funghi’ restaurants and cafés at each entrance. This will be an underground oasis for mosses, lichen and funghi, where the mycelium and basidiomycete are king." Read here.
Thursday, 18 October 2012
Sunday, 14 October 2012
The BBC News program "Show Me The Money" will feature the process behind making a Marwood tie tonight at 9.30pm among its line up of topics.
(Skip to 20.50 to see the Marwood slot)
Our cloth and the ties themselves are made in England and this will be shown through interviews and behind-the-scenes coverage shot by the BBC. This program is about the makers and will show off the hidden industry that buzzes away in small towns outside of London. We are lucky they make Marwood cloth and ties. It is their skill and time that means we can reliably say that Marwood ties are made to last. It has reminded us of the beginning of Marwood - this time two years ago when developing these relationships and products, we recorded the goings-on with photographer Callum Toy. He shot everything on film and we got to grips with what goes on before a tie hits the shop floor. Unfortunately we couldn't go to the filming by the BBC on Thursday but got across town to meet the presenter, Victoria Fritz in Liberty in the evening. The interview was unrehearsed, fast (and nerve-wracking) but we are really excited that they decided to feature Marwood - thanks to Chris Waldron who recommended us. We are proud that Marwood ties are made in England... not as a patriotic stance but because it means we know the makers and we are supporting an industry that has developed over the last hundred years and should continue to do so. We look forward to making more products in the UK as well as abroad when relevant. It is about finding the right people to do what they do best as we have found this creates a reliable product that lasts.
Friday, 5 October 2012
Wednesday, 3 October 2012
This is on our list of things to do soon..
Explore modern urban life in New York and Tokyo through the work of photographs of William Klein and Daido Moriyama. This is the first exhibition to look at the relationship between the work of influential photographer and filmmaker Klein, and that of Moriyama, the most celebrated photographer to emerge from the Japanese Provoke movement of the 1960s.
Monday, 1 October 2012
Sunday, 30 September 2012
Friday, 28 September 2012
Happy Birthday Cherchbi! We went along last night to the beautiful brand's 5th birthday party and received this gorgeous keyring to mark the occasion. This is a brand that deserves a shop. The designer (Adam) pays such close attention to detail and the quality of the leather and make of the product is just impeccable. Marwood and Cherchbi share similar sensibilities which could just lead to something interesting in the future. More to report another time...
Bow spotting.... and shoe envy.