From Britten: Interview

Oh so often when you meet creatives types, they come with an air of pretension and superiority; two traits that are refreshingly absent in brother Alex and Tim. Instead, both are warm, and more than happy to share what inspires and gives life to the aesthetic we know as From Britten. Starting in 2005 it was almost an inevitable outcome that these two brothers would end up styling the world around them in some way. Growing up they spent their childhood surround by the world of fashion and design with mum running her own label, both would often be found playing with off-cuts and before long helping with runway shows. Now 2011 and the rest is quickly becoming history. The boys spent a good length of time earning the 'bread and butter' designing uniforms for cafés, restaurants and corporates wanting something more than your standard uniform. Asking the boys to narrow down where their inspiration for each collection comes from is something they find hard to credit one thing. Tim mentions how in a previous collection he took a lot of inspiration from his classic Citroen DS, with the aerodynamics and lines inspiring the work. While other time it's thing like the industrial 1920's giving a jacket a more square like fit rather than being as fitted and tailored. But with all of these pieces of inspiration, the thing that stands out is that both Alex and Tim are insistent that while they will apply artistic interpretation to the inspiration, honouring and respecting the tradition of where things have came from is always just as important. The current collection can be seen in Comeback Kid in Melbourne. For out of state stockist enquiries visit frombritten.com.au or if you're in the market for a custom one off piece pay the boys a visit and they'll tailor you something that is sure to please.From-Britten-Page-2From-Britten-Page-3From-Britten-Page-4From-Britten-Page-5From-Britten-Page-6From-Britten-Page-7
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Oh so often when you meet creatives types, they come with an air of pretension and superiority; two traits that are refreshingly absent in brother Alex and Tim. Instead, both are warm, and more than happy to share what inspires and gives life to the aesthetic we know as From Britten.