Anya Hindmarch CBE
Anya Hindmarch founded her business on 1987 with a store on London’s Walton Street. The designers luxury accessories brand is known for its creativity, craftsmanship, personalisation and humour. Anya Hindmarch designs four mainline collections a year, which are sold through over fifty stores worldwide - including flagships on New York’s Madison Avenue, London’s Bond Street and Aoyama in Tokyo - as well as through key retail partners such as colette and Net A Porter. In addition the designer offers a bespoke collection. Born from Anya’s fascination with personalisation and craftsmanship, Anya Hindmarch Bespoke includes products for both men and women that can be personalised with embossed handwritten messages and drawings, as well as inlaid with photographs. The bespoke stores each have an in-house workshop, allowing the craftsmen and customers to connect, a factor all too often lost in luxury retailing today.
The creativity of the Anya Hindmarch brand is demonstrated in its London Fashion Week shows – a first for an accessories brand – which have included models floating weightlessly above the audience and most recently, a supermarket-inspired show with models on conveyor belts and dancing cashiers.
Based in the stable block of an old brewery, the head office houses the whole UK team under one roof - from the design studio and communications team through to digital and accounts. Additional teams are based in New York and Tokyo.
In 2009, Anya Hindmarch was awarded an MBE in recognition for her contribution to the British fashion industry as well as further responsibilities including; UK Trade Ambassador, Non-Executive Director of the British Fashion Council and Trustee of both The Royal Academy and The Design Museum. She was awarded the Veuve Clicquot and Harpers Bazaar Business Woman of the Year Awards in 2012.