Contemporary, luxurious leather handbags and accessories designed with a British spirit, for the woman with effortless style is exactly what Bell and Fox offer. This is a brand that has grabbed our attention and House of Coco and so we have delved behind the scenes to find out more…
When did you launch the brand and what was the reason behind it?
My first collection was for AW15, and the reaction as been fantastic! Having worked as a designer and buyer with many many brands over the last 23 years, including TopShop, Reiss, Monsoon, Radley and Whistles, I had a ‘now or never’ moment last year to start my own collection.
Whats your background?
I studied footwear and accessories design at DeMontfort University, and have worked as a designer and buyer with many many brands over the last 23 years, including TopShop, Reiss, Monsoon, Radley and Whistles.
What is the hardest challenge you have faced since you started the company?
Learning all about running your own company! From Twitter to customs declaration for sending web order to Singapore, and everything in-between!
2015 is here, where do you plan on taking the brand?
Having launched in 2015, I am looking forward to growing the brand, and finding more forward thinking stores that are looking for a new brand.
To date, what has been the highlight since launching?
My first order – affirmation that all of the planning had been worth it!
Which city do you feel most at home in, London, Paris or New York?
London, or Brighton, where I have lived for the last 15 years.
Being yourself, not just following fashion trends.
Best thing about London to you?
The diversity – people, culture, food, entertainment – how do you ever get bored?
Statement shoe or statement bag?
Statement bag! Accessories maketh the outfit!!
If you had to, what item from your wardrobe would you wear every day?
My vintage tuxedo jacket.
Most memorable piece of advice given to you?
Treat others the way you would like to be treated.
In future, how do you plan on expanding the company?
I’m looking forward to finding more fabulous boutiques in the UK to grow bell&fox with, and hopefully Europe for AW16.
Where can people find out more?
twitter – twitter.com/bellandfox
instagram – instagram.com/bellandfox/
facebook – facebook.com/pages/Bellfox/1412470309074528