MAGPIE LOVES the British knitwear designer Jules Hogan.
‘Jules Hogan’ is an evolving timeless collection of fashion and home accessories. I am a knitwear designer for people who like to make a quiet statement.
Over the past 20 years I have gained invaluable experience working in the design industry, selling designs both nationally and internationally to fashion houses and retail companies. This and having worked on trend forecasting projects gives me an understanding of the current and the future in design.
Graduating from The Winchester School of Art with a BA Honours 1st Class Degree in 1995, the collection won the universities Colour Award and The Graduate Fashion Week Knitwear Award. This collection was also exhibited with Texprint in London and Dusseldorf.
My garden studio and creative haven is based in Berkshire near to countryside and open fields. I am inspired by this landscape but also drawn to tradition, sea views, striping and re-worked Fair Isle patterning , updating them with the use of colour.
With an attention to detail the fabric for many pieces is produced on re-conditioned, knitting machines. It is then pressed, carefully washed to slightly felt, dried, pressed again and then sewn to make each individual item resulting in a premium hand-finished product.
I have a commitment to quality and that the finest materials are used including super soft lambs wool sourced from a family mill that has been spinning yarn since 1766.