With autumn just around the corner we are all thinking about updating wardrobes and buying pieces to keep the first onset of ‘chilly’ at bay. Burghley is famed for his shopping and it is evident that many country dwellers use the opportunity as a ‘high street’ to stock up for the winter months.
The EWW fashion editor headed down to tweedy label Timothy Fox to view their latest collection and chat to Rosalie Eustace, their founder and creative director.
The TF trade stand was a dash of British classic, being styled like a great occasion, with a dinner table taking centre piece and displaying a beautiful range of tweed accessories including fascinators and bow ties for men. The theme was definitive ‘country wedding’, with some adorable tweed decorations thrown in for detail… but why the sense of occasion for the brand?
The stand was the first public showcase for the brand’s inaugural ‘Wedding Collection’ launched fully this autumn. The new collection features two beautiful designs the ‘Sophia’ and ‘Robyn’ and embodies the brand’s passion for tweed with their signature twist on heritage design.
Featuring a sweet heart neckline and full skirt, the ‘Sophia’ features a Cream antique inspired lace waistband and is styled in a beautiful Fern herringbone British tweed featuring a gorgeous Oatmeal and Mustard plaid throughout. The dress takes on ‘50’s wedding glamour with its structured paneling and full skirt, which cascades to the floor courtesy of multiple petticoats and clever seam placement.
Rosalie explained the creative thinking about the range:
‘We’ve supplied mother-in-laws outfits, groom and best man outfits, hats and wedding favours and for so long our customers have been asking us when we were would diversify into wedding dresses. Now, we are proud to offer brides-to-be our quintessentially British designed dresses with a touch of tweed, offering something different and totally original’.
Their new bridal service also enables brides to have a very personal experience with Rosalie helping to create their dream bespoke dress, as well as stylistically tying in their entire day from wedding favours through to their husband to be’s suit.
‘Because each dress is bespoke, brides will be able to choose their tweeds, or fit their tweeds to their desired colour theme. The fit is so important and we make to order to ensure perfection and because our tweeds are handpicked by me in Scotland they are very exclusive.’ enthused Rosalie.
The team loved the ever-so- tasteful, quirky tweed ‘L’ badges – a great alternative for a girls night and the detailing on the tweed garters – a fantastic idea for those wanting a country look that is way more upmarket than what is currently on offer from other designers.
Perusing the other pieces on sale it seems Timothy Foxx has evolved, aside from the well-known shorts and jackets they now offer garments with an even more technical cut and detailing. Perfect for mother or the bride or winter wedding wear we think Timothy Foxx is now a go-to brand for those wanting to support a British label and looking for a very personal service. Rosalie certainly knows her business and has such a warm personality any bride would be in safe hands when making one of the biggest dress decisions they may ever make!
Check out the Timothy Foxx stand for a glimpse of the new designs this weekend at Burghley or visit
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