Ta-dah! Our festive transformation is complete with a big, heartfelt thank you to Victoria's dad for crafting and putting up our beautiful Christmas swag. Something he's been doing since the very beginning (18 years!) and one of our most treasured Hambledon traditions.
We’re having a major fashion moment in womenswear this week, making space on the rails for new label Shrimps. Super cool, beautifully crafted and slightly bonkers, this is the Pre SS/18 collection we’re most excited about. And we’re not the only ones. In just a few short years Shrimps has attracted a cult-like following in London fashion circles and beyond.
The story starts back in 2013 when founder Hannah Weiland (Shrimps is her childhood nickname), had her fateful first encounter with a sample of premium faux fur while studying at London College of Fashion. Inspired, she soon after launched Shrimps with a debut collection of pick-n-mix coloured faux fur coats. Laura Bailey championed the label from the start and it wasn’t long before Natalie Massenet took note, one day chasing Bailey down the street to ask her where her coat was from and promptly placing a sizeable order.
Four years on, the label has evolved into a full ready-to-wear offering featuring fun knitwear, soft tailoring, pretty dresses and quirky accessories alongside the signature faux fur outerwear. Weiland credits Grayson Perry and her 91-year-old grandmother as muses; the look is part modern, part nostalgic, always a mishmash of colours, textures and print.
The Pre SS/18 collection is all of these things; animal print and gingham, peter pan collars, ruffles and bows. Not forgetting the sherbet coloured faux fur. This is one cult we want in on.