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DESIGNER OF THE DAY

Tess Andrews

Loxley England

Clean lines, simplicity and functionality are the cornerstones of the Loxley England brand.

We love timeless products, so we have drawn on our English heritage to design a beautiful range of classic leather bags – but with a strong nod to functionality and colour that represents how we live our lives today. To us, quality is of paramount importance, especially when it comes to your most hard-working accessory. Our beautiful leather is full grain, supple and durable: our bags are made to last. No detail is overlooked as we have carefully hand selected the highest quality zips and hardware to finish each bag.

Our debut collection also includes a limited edition range of bags beautifully lined in Liberty Art Fabrics, which have represented the height of luxury in British textiles since 1875.

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Loxley England is a brand that understands modern living and their bags are made with purpose in mind, created from the highest quality, full grain leather which is flexible and durable; everything you want for your most hard working accessory. But for this brand, functionality goes hand in hand with design, and materials are chosen not only to be long lasting, but to look beautiful too. The leather retains all its original, natural traits and will mature and produce a rich patina - each bag developing its own unique character over time.

The design process takes place in the Loxley studio based in the south of England, and quality comes into every element and decision; from the material choices and bespoke cutting, to the most luxurious zips possible. No detail is overlooked as this brand is well versed in refined style. Each step of the manufacturing process is carefully considered and carried out by highly skilled artisans, using bespoke tools to ensure perfection.

Launching for A/W 2015, their first 10 piece collection offers everything you might need; from holdall to iPad case, shopper to wallet, backpack to bowling bag; all essentials are covered and will fit seamlessly into the life of the modern woman. A Loxley England piece is a lasting addition to your wardrobe that will see you through season after season. And, if you just can’t wait until next year, a four-piece preview collection is available now.

Their chosen colour palette is a lesson in mixing the classic with the current. Navy, black, nude, red, and racing green sit side by side with striking colour blocks of yellow, grey and blue; perfect for any wardrobe, whether you’re looking for an understated staple or a stand out piece. In another nod to luxury and English design legacy, their debut limited edition collection pieces are lined in beautiful Liberty Art Fabrics which have been handpicked to complement the union of tradition and modernity which is so key for this brand.

Loxley England was born through the need for a smart commuting bag that was comfortable and practical, yet stylish enough to be worn with a tailored work wardrobe. The first design was the glossy Gloucester Rucksack, intended to fulfill this need. Creative Director Tess Andrews learned to sew from her mother as a child and has since honed her skills studying pattern cutting and couture tailoring.

Loxley England has gone from strength to strength in its first year, featuring on prominent fashion blogs such as Natalie off Duty and Blame it on Fashion. Each bag is made with Loxley's English heritage and design roots at its core, and no detail is overlooked. Each bag is carefully hand crafted by a skilled artisan craftsperson and is of the highest quality.

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