To celebrate our 25th anniversary, I asked the talented Jayne Pickering, Fashion Director of Marie Claire and long term Brora aficionado to design a special one-off collaborative collection.
Jayne explored the extensive Brora archive, was inspired by pieces from many different seasons and used her keen eye for styling, colour combination and shape to put together a collection that I think is a triumph! Finally, I planned the campaign shoot that combined all my favourite elements of Brora with a dream team, headed by the fabulous Laura Bailey as our model.
The inspiration for the collection was to create a range I wanted to wear myself! I visited the cashmere mill in the Scottish Borders where I saw every single cashmere colour swatch Brora had ever produced. I knew that a shade of camel was a key colour for me and Victoria had just come back from Edinburgh where a customer had visited her store wearing a camel sweater that she had bought 20 years ago - so this rather perfectly turned out to be our starting point.