Designers we love: To Have & To Hold
Remember the movie '27 Dresses' where Katherine Heigl had to wear ridiculous bridesmaid dresses in order to satisfy her (let's face it, quite tacky) bride friends? If only she knew To Have & To Hold, which makes bridesmaid's wishes come true! With wonderful, simple designs and dreamy prices, the brand is a guaranteed success - even though it was literally just launched. But first things first - let's meet the brand!
Conceived from the dreams and imaginations of founders Louie, Kitty and Ping, TH&TH collections take their inspiration from international style and the wardrobes of modern Hong Kong, New York and London. With experience at the world’s biggest brands and brightest fashion labels, the designers travelled the world looking for one-of-a-kind pieces and style notes to create a new design signature that could form the basis of TH&TH.
WHO: Commercial Director, Louie Tew oversees the sales & business strategy and also manages the operations of the company. Having worked in the fashion industry for 15 years, she has gained experience with legendary designers and companies such as Oscar De La Renta, Louis Vuitton, Temperley and Karl Lagerfeld.
Creative Director, Ping Nong-Couch manages the creative design and product development of the brand. Ping has managed teams for some of the world’s leading fashion brands and has extensive knowledge and experience working with high level production houses combined with a degree in Fashion Design and Masters in Global Fashion Management.
Design Director, Kitty Dickerson-Firth manages the product design and innovation at TH&TH. After graduating from Nottingham Trent University in Fashion Design, Katie began her career working for some of the UK's biggest brands, later moving to New York where she mastered her craft at some renowned US labels over the next seven years.
WHAT: The label offers both ready-to-wear and bespoke designs. Their ready-to-wear ones can only be found online but TH&TH Privé is their private atelier, where the founders offer a totally individual service by meeting with clients making sure every desired element is catered for. Ready to wear prices are from £135 - £180 and TH&TH Privé is price on application.
IN THEIR OWN WORDS: "If we had to pick three brands we admire and look to for inspiration, that would be Ellie Saab, Luisa Beccaria and Valentino; our aesthetic is feminine with a nod to bygone days but with a real modernity. We're also obsessed with influencers such as Alice Naylor Leyland, Lauren Santo Domingo and Caroline Sieber - their lifestyles and wardrobes are the ultimate TH&TH dream!
Our customer is the bride who is looking for something extra special for her bridesmaids, the girls who want to turn up the sophistication but maintain a contemporary edge, girls who dream of fairy-tale dressing".
For more information and details about TH&TH, visit their website.
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