The luxury goods stalwart of Piccadilly since 1707 is once again immersing itself in the delights of London Craft Week by showcasing the rich traditions and excellence of the British luxury goods industry.
The capable hands overseeing this exhibition belong to a group called Walpole. This impressive collective is a unique alliance of 170 of Britain’s finest luxury brands, including Burberry, Alexander McQueen, Rolls-Royce, Boodles, Harrods and Jimmy Choo, to name a few.
The Crafted Programme at Fortnum’s is the brainchild of Walpole and is running from May 3rd to Saturday 7th. Set to highlight the works of Alexandra Llewellyn, Silvia Weidenbach, Insley & Nash, Eleanor Lakelin, Theresa Nguyen, Struthers London and Mark Tallowin, three selected designers will exemplify the exhibition’s theme of “Surprise and Delight”, weaving story-telling and demonstrations into the presentation of their bespoke, luxury pieces.
Michelle Emmerson, CEO of Walpole, commented, “British craft is a sacred industry which should be celebrated and we are tremendously proud that London is home to a week-long celebration of this prestigious field. Walpole’s Crafted class of 2015 are each luxury artisans who continue to amaze with their awe-inspiring creations, representing British talent at its very best”.
We’re very much looking forward to visiting Fortnum’s this weekend to immerse ourselves also into the best that this hugely important, multi-billion-pound British industry has to offer in 2016 and beyond.
Visit Crafted at Fortnum & Mason until 7th May.