Save the date for the palmer//harding spring-summer 2015 fashion presentation in London during London Fashion Week. Susan will be the official makeup artist and Susan Posnick Cosmetics a sponsor for the show on September 14th. In celebration of the event, we’re featuring an exclusive q&a today with the brand’s designers: Levi Palmer and Matthew Harding.
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.
PH: We launched our first collection as part of The British Fashion Councils NewGen initiative in September 2011 at London Fashion Week.
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.
PH: emotive, romantic, modern
PH: More femininity, an exploration into the social ideals of youth and the phases beauty goes through as we age.
PH: Working with my long time friends from Texas, such as Susan Posnick, Jan Strimple and Neil Diaz.
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.
PH: The white shirt is always a must for us!
PH: I personally love the cropped shredded jersey jumper in black. (short haired girl with the beige embroidered skirt in the catwalk images).
PH: palmer//harding menswear of course!
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.
PH: Italy, Amalfi Coast, Stockholm, Texas
PH: My Lap Top, persimmons, friends and family.
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.
PH: confidence in yourself, a genuine smile, a warm giving heart.