Read why our Scandi-Inspired British Brands are such a central part of our ethos and values and why we are very proud to work with these British independent designers.
Five Six Blue Boutique is, and always will be a place to find a beautiful edit of independent designers who will fill your wardrobe with the ‘Scandi look’ we love. We’ve written about why we love Scandi fashion brands and how to achieve the Scandi aesthetic – but we are also adding to our stable of British brands and we wanted to introduce you to these ethical, UK designers we’re proud to represent and share why we think they’re such a great fit for Five Six Blue and for you!
Organically, each season as the fashion-buyer hat goes on to seek out the brands and collections for the year ahead – it is becoming more about how we can help the ‘Five Six Blue woman’ create that ‘Scandi Fashion look’ and less so about the brand’s geographic location. From Spanish brand, Vilagallo, right through to Dutch brand, Pom Amsterdam, we want to edit the ‘best of the best’ so that you can achieve that gorgeous, wearable Scandi look, effortlessly (read the full Scandi Fashion guide here on how to get the look).
We are now also actively seeking out the independent brands that manufacture ethically and responsibly. It has become a real focus amongst consumers and something that the Scandi brands have placed value on for years – but it’s great to see other countries fashion standards catching up.
We now have a small edit of independent British brands at Five Six Blue that we’re excited to be working with – from luxury cashmere to stunning semi-precious jewellery, here’s an introduction to what they do and why they’re perfect for achieving that ‘Scandi Look’:
New for summer 2018, these beautiful linen totes from Chalk come in soft, muted shades and are ethically made in the UK. Fab for the beach, shopping or casual day bag. Totally rocking that Scandi clean and fresh vibe!
Pranella, a mother and daughter team sourcing beads, crystals and fabrics from around the world, these clever ladies are based in Newcastle design and create stunning handmade semi-precious jewellery. They use on-trend seasonal colours with tassels in leather, metallic chains and cottons in their pendant necklaces and intricate embroidery in their soft, cotton pom-pom kaftans – Pranella really are a must-have brand for summer hols!
British leatherware brand, Bell & Fox have such a beautifully modern take on traditional leather design – they were a ‘must-have’ brand for Five Six Blue! Using stunning metallics on their leather to embellish their purses, clutches and bags – these modern classics will last a lifetime and get better with age. The attention to detail in their products, with a tiny bell and a leather-shaped ‘fox-tail’ zip pull just add to their quirky charm. The colour palette is sometimes bold, and sometimes muted, making it a very accessible brand for all tastes. The precision and quality of each product make it a brand to watch for the future, and these accessories sit really well with our Scandinavian collections.
We love Wyse London’s modern, graphic take on the classic cashmere knit – adding a touch of British design and humour to a luxury, womenswear staple. Their lightweight cashmere is great for summer evenings, or for layering come autumn. We have been part of Wyse’s journey from their earliest days, and their colour palette sits so well with our fabulous Rosemunde wide lace tops that we always have matching or contrasting tops to team with our cashmere each season. You really cannot get more Scandi than that!