The ultra-fashionable shopping district of Bicester Village just added a touch of glamour by joining forces with the British Fashion Council to champion the future of British fashion with the launch of The Creative Spot x British Fashion Council pop-up boutique.
Created for Bicester Village and the British Fashion Council by Richard Quinn, recipient of the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design, the pop-up showcases 18 of the country’s most exciting designers. These include Alighieri, Christopher Kane, Completedworks, Eudon Choi, Mary Katrantzou, Mira Mikati, Mother of Pearl, Patrick McDowell, Phoebe English, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Roksanda, Sophia Webster and many more. In addition, the boutique introduces the designs of Rejina Pyo and Tata Naka to Bicester Village and feature Ivana Nohel’s silk scarves (a favourite of Her Majesty The Queen), exclusively available in the Village.
The Creative Spot x British Fashion Council pop-up is a joint commitment of Bicester Village and the British Fashion Council to promote British talent. Coinciding with celebrations to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the pop-up boutique offers designers retail space free of charge while providing them with unique exposure to discerning guests from all over the world.
Caroline Rush, Chief Executive, British Fashion Council, says: “We are delighted to partner once again with Bicester Village on a designer pop-up in collaboration with The Creative Spot. This is an exciting opportunity to promote innovative and sustainable brands to a global audience and celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.”
Says Richard Quinn: “The Jubilee is a momentous occasion and we are so honoured to be involved in the celebrations. The Queen has always shown a real interest in British fashion so the Jubilee is a perfect opportunity to showcase the creativity and talent of a range of British designers. In our store design we have endeavoured to recreate the celebratory feeling of the British summertime, bringing a touch of brightness and jubilation to Bicester Village at this very special moment in time.”
Desirée Bollier, Chair and Global Chief Merchant, The Bicester Collection, says: “British fashion has a unique spirit and energy that ignites the imagination. Bicester Village and the British Fashion Council are proud to celebrate the exceptional rising stars of the British fashion industry and we are delighted, once again, to provide a platform to nurture and support tomorrow’s talent today by providing them with mentoring to grow their businesses.”
The Creative Spot x British Fashion Council pop-up boutique launched on 11 May and runs until 15 June 2022, promoting innovative and sustainable British design.