Textile designer Victoria Richards established her design studio in 1986.
She has worked with leading British and European fashion designers and produces a range of accessories and garments under her own label, which sell all over the world. Her work is included in the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and at the Museum of Fashion and Textiles, New York.
Victoria’s printed and painted fabrics are all produced at her London studio. These are made using traditional screen-printing methods combined with less orthodox practices such as rotating screens, blurring images and painting directly onto the cloth. Combining these techniques with overlaying colour and over-dying the finished lengths, creates rich, layered, vibrant and unique fabrics.
Victoria produces three collections of ties: limited edition, hand-painted and woven. The limited edition ties are produced in unique batches of 12 for each design, all featuring detailed hand-painting and working. The hand-painted collection is produced in larger quantities, but the nature of the production process means each tie is unique. The fabric for the woven ties, designed exclusively by Victoria, are made by traditional English silk weavers.
The ever-evolving sock collections are designed by Victoria to blend with, rather than match, the ties. The socks are made by a long-established hosiery company in Wales.
Both the ties and socks can be seen frequently on the Channel 4 news anchorman Jon Snow, who has been a collector for over 25 years.
New designs and colourways are constantly being introduced, so if you don’t see what you are looking for, please get in touch to talk to Victoria about your requirements.
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