Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear, at the Victoria and Albert Museum

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Masculine fashion, what does it look like to you? Menswear has evolved and changed over the years as society has developed along with international influence and the greater understanding of what masculinity means to us as individuals and designers. The Victoria and Albert Museum has masterfully curated this exhibition which guides you from the early […]

Ceremonial Embroidery

Embroidery is a popular addition for university, legal and military ceremonial dress for robes and uniforms.  For small scale commissions from private enthusiasts to full sets of robes for well know heritage companies Hawthorne & Heaney have the privilege of working on ceremonial embroidery for projects all over the world. We pride ourselves on our […]

Hawthorne & Heaney visits Peru: A Journey in Time

  Independent, isolated yet highly developed. The Andean people challenge contemporary ideas of what makes a successful society, yet their civilisation began 3,500years ago (900 to 200 BC). The British Museum’s exhibition ‘Peru: a journey in time’ intrinsically integrates the different Andean communities in chronological order yet still allowing for an organic integration of life, […]

Hawthorne & Heaney goes to London Craft Week

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What were you doing last week? Specifically 9-13 May. Did you manage to catch London Craft Week? Well, it’s alright if you missed it, because we are here to share with you what we did and learned! This festival that spans across London celebrates British and international creativity. Covering a vast range of disciplines, it […]

Hawthorne & Heaney goes to Ocean Liners: Speed and Style

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Spanning across 8 rooms the V&A museum’s exhibition, Ocean Liners: Speed and Style, takes us back to an era of opulence and lifestyle travel. Walls painted in moody grey tones, wooden floors, all paired with ocean sounds create an atmosphere of warmth and comfort.   Starting off with a brief history of ocean liners and […]

Hawthorne & Heaney visits Scythians: Warriors of ancient Siberia

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We like to keep our interests broad here at Hawthorne & Heaney so The British Museum’s current exhibition, Scythians: Warriors of ancient Siberia, looked appealing to us. On from the 14th September 2017 to the 14th January 2018 it looks at the nomadic tribes who flourished between 800 and 200 BC, displaying various examples of […]

Hawthorne & Heaney :Dismantling of a Victorian Mourning Shawl

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WHO, WHAT & WHY? Hawthorne & Heaney was given the Victorian shawl by Sue Thomas from Savile Row bespoke. HISTORY In the Victorian era, black was considered the appropriate colour to be worn when mourning the loss of a loved one and in some cultures, this is still the case today. It is believed that […]

Hawthorne & Heaney for Diana: Designing a Princess BBC Documentary

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2017 sees the 20th anniversary of the tragic death of our beloved Diana, Princess of Wales. To mark the anniversary, BBC Two has made a documentary called ‘Diana: Designing a Princess’ to celebrate the Princesses sense of style and fashion. Hawthorne and Heaney are excited and grateful to say we played a small part in […]