Fresh Fashion Talent

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  • As part of our Lenor Fresh Talent series, we've been getting the lowdown on upcoming fashion designers. This month we meet Sally Hartfield from Matilda & Quinn...

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    As part of our Lenor Fresh Talent series, we’ve been getting the lowdown on upcoming fashion designers. This month we meet Sally Hartfield from Matilda & Quinn…

    Design wasn’t always on the agenda for Sally Hartfield, the brains behind vintage-inspired fashion label Matilda & Quinn.

    After studying English and philosophy, she trained to become a lawyer. ‘Working in a city environment made me realise there’s a serious lack of smart clothing with an individual edge,’ says Sally.

    That’s when she decided to leave her job to follow her childhood passion – fashion.

    Going from strength to strength

    Now her ultra feminine label, which is manufactured here in England, has a loyal customer base, with clients who return for every collection.

    ‘The range has come a long way and now also includes evening styles and some beautiful occasion wear,’ Sally adds.

    As part of the Lenor Fresh Talent showcase, Sally produced a design inspired by one of the fragrances from Lenor’s range of fabric softeners – Pink Topaz & Magnolia.

    Scroll through the pictures above to see Sally’s illustration and influences.

    Illustration
    For me, Lenor Pink Topaz & Magnolia is all about a feminine elegance. I would use light, fresh, soft colours to portray this.

    Matilda & Quinn dress
    This dress is from my ss13 range. I like to include a variety of shapes, so I design both fitted and A-line pieces.

    Family treasures
    These are pictures of my grandmothers and great aunts. Their natural sense of style and elegance really inspires me. The bag is one of my grandmother’s. I still wear many of her clothes and accessories today.

    My collection
    These styles are from my SS13 range. I love working with a rich palette of colours and tend to avoid using too much black.

    Prints and jewellery
    I collect original fashion prints and have many of these at home. I am particularly fond of the jewellery from the Matilda & Quinn collection, as they are vintage in style but with a contemporary feel.

    See our ‘Get the Look’ gallery inspired by Sally’s design.

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