With London Fashion Week around the corner, we're excited to present our collaboration with cult fashion label Shrimps, who, among other things, have made faux fur oh so terribly au courant. Under the brilliant leadership of designer Hannah Weiland, Shrimps' edgy prints and brightly coloured faux fur jackets, coats and accessories are donned by the most fashionable in London and the world.
We thought we'd bring Shrimps' brilliance into the dining room, translating Hannah's signature style to the table.
For this collection, Hannah has added her magic touch to three of our classic fine linen tablecloths in bright pink, deep blue, and in stripes. We've even incorporated Hannah's signature faux fur into our designs in the form of indulgent swathes of pink or blue faux fur that hangs luxuriously around the entire edge of the table.
Take a look at the collection, see pictures from our launch party, and meet Hannah in our exclusive interview below.
[Get to know Shrimps]
S&B x Shrimps Hand Painted Linen and Faux Fur Tablecloth in Powder Pink - from £855
S&B x Shrimps Napkin in Powder Pink - £35
S&B x Shrimps Hand Painted Linen and Faux Fur Tablecloth in Powder Blue - from £855
S&B x Shrimps Napkin in Powder Blue- £35
How would you describe your style in 3 words?
Colourful, Textural and Casual
What are some of your favourite dinner party tunes?
Anything by Jungle
What makes a great dinner party in your opinion?
I collect hand painted plates, so I love using these at dinner parties. But I would say that a beautiful, colourful table cloth is what brings it all together. And of course good food, wine and fun guests.
Who is on your ideal guest list for a dinner party and why?
Grayson Perry – because I love him as an artist and a person. The Queen, Louis Theroux, Cindy Sherman, Albus Dumbledore … I love them all for different reasons but think the more random the bunch of people the better!
Do you like cooking? What’s your favourite dish to serve?
I like cooking but at the moment I don’t have much time to do it! When I do have time there is a squid recipe that I love cooking: squid rings sautéed in olive oil, lemon and chilli. And as a starter I love roasted shallots and goats cheese on sourdough toast, garnished with fresh mint (a recipe I stole from the restaurant St.John.)
What is your cocktail/mocktail/wine/drink of choice?
I like Hendricks gin and tonic with cucumber and Chablis.
How would you decorate a table set with one of your tablecloth designs?
I would use a lot of colour, my collection of hand painted plates with the beautiful Summerill and Bishop coloured glasses, (probably the pink ones), and the Shrimps napkins of course.
What do you do for fun?
Work. I love my job! And also hanging out with my friends and family, of course.
Who are your artistic heroes?
Grayson Perry – I wrote my dissertation on him. I love the way he thinks.
If you could live in another era, what would it be and why?
The 1960s, I love everything about the 60’s, the style, the music, the packaging, the fashion, prints and the kitsch food designs.
When do your best ideas and designs come to you?
When I'm doing something creative, or looking at art.
Who are the characters in your AW/16 collection?
My favourite AW16 character is Alan the Cat, he looks grumpy but is actually really happy deep down.
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R: Daisy Boyd, Sadie Jones & Tim Boyd
R: Angela & Luke de Ferran
R: Terry O'Neill, Seb Bishop & Laraine Ashton
R: David Cohen, Pascale Cohen & Betty Jackson
R: Jon Summerill & Sofia Gargani
R: Gita Wolfsteiner & Severine Balick
R: Proud Parents Caroline & Paul Weiland
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