Bianca Elgar was established in 2015, with the intention of creating high quality, exclusive clothing for women. From our infancy, we have celebrated the craftmenship and creativity available in Great Britain. Our clothes and scarves celebrate the versatility of silk and make use of contemporary designs and printing technologies.
The first Bianca Elgar collection consists of twill silk scarves printed and made in Great Britain as well as complementary dresses, skirts and tops which have special features including neckline loops, one-sleeve scarves, and co-ordinating colours and print designs.
House of Coco spent some time with Bianca to find out more…
When did you launch the brand and what was the reason behind it?
March 2015, Bianca Elgar launched from Oxford. Bianca, has had a lifelong passion for art, fabric and traditional methods of screen printing as well as comfortable versatile clothing. The brand combines Bianca’s passion with her strong belief that women of all ages want to dress according to their mood and to reflect their personality in a variety of ways, having fun with versatile luxury clothing and accessories, whilst also showing off their artistic flair.
Whats your background?
My background is in silk screen printing from my studio at the bottom of my garden.
How many people are involved in the company and what are their roles?
I’m fortunate to work with a great team. Some focus on the business operations and the others manage the network between buyers and suppliers. We grow our team day by day.
If you could start over with the business, would you do anything differently?
Absolutely not, there is no such thing as failure, just feed back on what not to do next time.
What is the hardest challenge you have faced since you started the company?
Find the right quality in manufacturing. We are proud of our clothing and want it to be perfect.
Tell us one fact about you that people wouldn’t know?
I was born in the Netherlands.
2015 is here, where do you plan on taking the brand?
To date, what has been the highlight since launching?
To see the collection being modelled at the Oxford Fashion Week.
Which city do you feel most at home in, London, Paris or New York?
London of course, but I do love to travel to Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, and New York City.
Three beauty products you can’t leave the house without?
Moisturiser, Red lipstick, mascara
Less is more…..
Best thing about London to you?
The versatility of the people there.
Statement shoe or statement bag?
If you had to, what piece of clothing from your wardrobe would you wear everyday?
My black dress
Favourite love song?
“I’ll take care of you” by Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa
Best place for a coffee?
In my kitchen
Most memorable piece of advice given to you?
You can do it!
If you could spent 24 hours in anywhere in the world, where would it be?
In future, how do you plan on expanding the company?
We do intend to grow, but it is important to make sure that everything is scalable first internally.
Where can people find out more?