We took a moment to speak to one our British brand's founders.
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m the Founder of contemporary denim and merino line, King & Tuckfield. We are a brand that tells stories. The professions, clothes and lives of two real people influence our collections – my grandmother & father – and everything we do is linked back to my family history. Our hope for the brand is to become part of a new generation of memories, as its styles are worn day-in and day-out.
Stacey Wood: Founder of King & Tuckfield
What was the first item of clothing you bought with your own money?
A pair of Levis stone washed 501’s. I wore them to death and still wish I had them!
What part of your work process do you most enjoy?
I’m happy to say that I love Monday mornings. I enjoy working for myself and with our talented and hardworking team. Every day offers something different. One day we could have a meeting with a factory, the next an interview, the next running through the colour palette and mood boards for the upcoming season. No one day is ever the same and I love that.
Merino tee in cream/tan
What inspires you currently?
The brand is linked to my Grandmother and Father. My grandmother King, a ballet teacher from the East End of London in the 1940s, is the inspiration behind the elegant yet tough women’s collection. My father Tuckfield, a ballet dancer, former soldier in the British army in the 1940’s and Yorkshire mineworker, has inspired the tough, practical look and structure of the men’s range. Their stories continue to inspire me as I find out more about their amazing past.
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