SPC: How did palmer//harding come to be?
PH: Matthew and I met while studying at Central Saint Martins in 2007, we advised on each others projects until we graduated, at which point we we both working freelance. in 2011 we were approached by the ANDAM award in Paris to be a finalist in their prestigious competition. This was the catalyst for us starting palmer//harding.
SPC: When & where did you launch your first collection?
PH: We launched our first collection as part of The British Fashion Councils NewGen initiative in September 2011 at London Fashion Week.
SPC: Who is palmer//harding designed for?
PH: We have customers of all ages, but if i had to say who the palmer//harding woman was it would be an independent women over 35, confident in her style and personality, with a lifestyle that requires a certain pragmatic elegance.
SPC: What three words would you use to describe the brand?
PH: emotive, romantic, modern
SPC: What can we expect to see in your spring 2015 collection during London Fashion Week?
PH: More femininity, an exploration into the social ideals of youth and the phases beauty goes through as we age.
SPC: What are you most looking forward to with this upcoming show?
PH: Working with my long time friends from Texas, such as Susan Posnick, Jan Strimple and Neil Diaz.
SPC: Why did you feel working with Susan Posnick Cosmetics and having Susan style your show was a great fit?
PH: We appreciate people and brands for their ethos and standards, Susan has an incredible outlook on life and work, and it shows in the quality of her cosmetics. It’s honest, jovial and simply beautiful.
SPC: What are the key trends and styles of the fall collection from Palmer/Harding?
PH: The white shirt is always a must for us!
SPC: What are a few must-have pieces from fall 2014?
PH: I personally love the cropped shredded jersey jumper in black. (short haired girl with the beige embroidered skirt in the catwalk images).
SPC: What will you be wearing this fall season?
PH: palmer//harding menswear of course!
SPC: Where can one shop for Palmer/Harding?
PH: We are launching an e-commerce during London Fashion Week, but if you require it before you can buy it at Ikram Chicago, Louis Boston, Betty Reiter in Dallas, or Curve in LA and New York.
SPC: Where are your favorite places to travel?
PH: Italy, Amalfi Coast, Stockholm, Texas
SPC: What are three things you couldn’t live without?
PH: My Lap Top, persimmons, friends and family.
SPC: What’s a typical day in the life like at the palmer//harding office?
PH: Work at 9:00, a whirlwind of activity from design, pattern cutting, managing our team of lovely interns, cook lunch, email press and production, gym at 6:00 then off after 8:00 or 9:00 pm, but this time of year we are working till midnight.