Tag: Becky French


Cherchbi x Marwood travel bag, a classy collaboration

Posted on 25th October, by Colin Chapman in Accessories, menswear. No Comments

Sharpened Lead favourite, Marwood has collaborated with fellow English aesthetes Cherchbi on a travel bag for men, bringing a sense of timeless luxury and well-considered manufacture to a very practical item. Lined in a waterproof version of Marwood’s staircase silk jacquard, the bag itself is constructed from Herdwyck wool tweed,¬†edged with saddle leather and featuring a sturdy-looking zip. The full collaborative set includes two Marwood-designed ties; one a bow. It’s refreshing to see a collaboration uniting two brands which are such great reflections of one another – Marwood’s fine art approach to accessories meeting Cherchbi’s use of the finest natural raw materials: wool, leathers and high-end fastenings. In fashion terms, the word collaboration these days usually refers to high-street names or faded giants cashing in on the ‘cool’ … Read More »


Lookbook review: Marwood accessories AW13

Posted on 31st May, by Colin Chapman in Accessories, menswear, On the Radar. 2 Comments

This isn’t exactly a hot off the press piece, given that I first saw Marwood‘s latest accessories collection at LC:M in January and again at an event at Zaha Hadid‘s studio a few months back. But, perusing the hi-res images from Marwood’s lookbook for this coming Autumn/Winter, I was compelled to share them with you now, regardless of fashion calendar timing, together with a little musing on the story of the lookbook.

Inspired by images of the artist, filmaker and poet, Jean Cocteau, this collection of ties, scarves and shawls, has the recognisably delicate touch of designer Becky French, but evolves the Marwood brand on in terms of additions to the now signature ties and bow ties. What grabbed me most about the images from … Read More »


Marwood ties: remembering summer

Posted on 21st December, by Colin Chapman in Accessories, Video post. No Comments

Back in the summer, I called in a selection of ties from Marwood, and off we headed to Hackney Marshes to shoot a little video. The idea was to see two men dressing one another, but in a natural, outdoor setting, creating a contrast between the refined, delicate ties and the then abundant foliage.

Whilst I intended this to go live whilst the sun was still high, and Marwood was finding new retail outlets like Mr Porter and Liberty over the summer months, it’s only just ready to share with you now. Hopefully this will trigger a few memories of summer and show the ties to their best advantage in that now distant sunlight.

The selection used here is from the Split Screen AW12 collection, and … Read More »


London’s finest interviewed: Marwood

Posted on 7th June, by Colin Chapman in London Collections: Men. 2 Comments

Menswear, as anyone will tell you, is all about the details, so in a break from talking to designers in the throes of creating full ensembles of clothing for the catwalk, I spoke with Becky French of Marwood, designer of a truly beautiful range of accessories. One of the great pleasures of Menswear Day (as was) has always been experiencing new talent at firsthand in the Fashion East: Men installations at Somerset House. It was there that I first met Becky and fell in love with the delicate lace bow ties she was then presenting and knew I had to own one. An order was soon placed, coinciding in our most popular post to date. Since then, I’ve continued to be seduced by Becky’s designs, which seem to transcend … Read More »

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