ONE HUNDRED YEARS ON

Penelope has admired author and landscape gardener Vita Sackville West’s work for many years. An image of Vita in jodhpurs and riding boots, hoe in hand, appears on Penelope’s moodboard for Autumn 2019. 

 

A meeting between Chilvers and photographer Will Waterworth, a longstanding admirer of Cecil Beaton’s work, ignited her desire to reinterpret Beaton’s imagery from the 1920’s taken of young intellectuals within the walled garden at Charleston Farmhouse. 

Home to Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, Charleston Farmhouse became the meeting point for the group of friends, known as the Bloomsbury Set, to share their art, poetry and creative ideas.  The idea of the meet was again emulated by Chilvers, who hosted a dinner in a country pub garden, in idyllic English countryside, for the bohemian group of young creatives.  Ideas were shared, design concepts developed and relationships cemented the night prior to the shoot, giving the final images further depth and allowing a sense of nostalgia to shine through.   

 

For the shoot, Chilvers and Waterworth invited a group of young artists, designers, writers and musicians to the gardens of Eastcourt, Wiltshire.  The final result bares a likeness to Beaton’s original imagery, of carefree abandon, through a thoroughly modern lens.

Edie Ashley styled the shoot entirely with vintage and hand-made pieces, promoting a refreshingly non-consumerist and sustainable approach to fashion today, that matches the brand’s own ethos of slow fashion, made to last.

Photographer - William Waterworth

Stylist - Edie Ashley

Film maker – Joel Kerr

Creative Direction - Penelope Chilvers 

Cast - Charlie Marques, William De Courcy, Lula Mac, Sophia Downson Collins, Faye, Alexandra Moncrieffe, Inez Valentine, Millie Radakovic and Charlie Mccosker

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  1. HERA METALLIC SANDAL
  2. PILLOW LEATHER STAR BAG
    PILLOW LEATHER STAR BAG
    PILLOW LEATHER STAR BAG
    BORDEAUX/SILVER
    £329
  3. INFINITY SATIN SANDAL
  4. SASH LEATHER METALLIC BAG
    SASH LEATHER METALLIC BAG
    SASH LEATHER METALLIC BAG
    KHAKI/TURQUOISE
    £249
  5. JUNGLE PONY LEOPARD TRAINER
  6. DANDY LADYBIRD SATIN SLIPPER
  7. MARIA CASTAÑA PONY BOOT
  8. PILLOW LEATHER STAR BAG
  9. COQUETTE SUEDE SHOE
  10. SASH SUEDE BAG
    SASH SUEDE BAG
    SASH SUEDE BAG
    PEAT/MUSHROOM
    £249
  11. PONY CAMO RUCKSACK
  12. HIGHLANDER LEATHER SHOE
  13. OSCAR PONY CAMO BOOT
    OSCAR PONY CAMO BOOT
    OSCAR PONY CAMO BOOT
    KHAKI/KHAKI
    £299
  14. TAMBOR SUEDE RUCKSACK
  15. SAFARI SUEDE BOOT
    SAFARI SUEDE BOOT
    SAFARI SUEDE BOOT
    KHAKI/STRIPE
    £229
  16. MID PONY LEOPARD CLOG
  17. BENNISON PONY SLIPPER
  18. HERA METALLIC SANDAL
    HERA METALLIC SANDAL
    HERA METALLIC SANDAL
    BLACK/GOLD
    £219
  19. WEDGE PATENT CLOG
  20. FEZ PONY SLIPPER
  21. PONY LEOPARD RUCKSACK
  22. INFINITY SATIN SANDAL
  23. WEEKENDER CAMO BAG
    WEEKENDER CAMO BAG
    WEEKENDER CAMO BAG
    KHAKI/KHAKI
    £429
  24. BENNISON PONY SLIPPER
  25. MARGOT LEOPARD SUEDE PUMP
  26. TAMBOR SUEDE RUCKSACK
  27. BENNISON PONY LEOPARD SLIPPER
  28. JUNGLE PONY CAMO TRAINER
  29. MOCCASIN LEATHER TRAINER
  30. FRIESIAN WEEKENDER BAG
  31. HIGHLANDER LEATHER SHOE
  32. JUNGLE LEOPARD TRAINER
  33. MARIA CASTAÑA SUEDE BOOT
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