Former head designer of Pringle of Scotland, Angela Bell has announced a collaboration between her brand, Queene and Belle and London stylist, Martha Ward for Spring Summer 2018. Run from founder, Bell’s sheep farm in the Scottish Borders, Scottish heritage is at the core of Queene and Belle’s identity.

Having grown up surrounded by the Scottish knitwear industry, Bell established the brand in 2000 with firm aspirations to produce locally in Scotland. Remaining true to that vision, garments have supported local cashmere mills from the outset. Queene and Belle has soared in success and are now stocked by over 40 retailers including global luxury e-commerce giant, Matches Fashion.

A collaboration between Queene and Belle and London stylist, Martha Ward, contributing editor to Harper's Bazaar was first discussed when Queene and Belle designed a ‘Martha’ dress in homage of Ward’s love for white, vintage lace. Ward explains, “It wasn't long before we talked of a proper collaboration of ‘Martha’ pieces for Queene & Belle and last spring we sat down and Angela translated my dream dresses into sketches". 

HeraldScotland:

Queene & Belle x Martha Ward, Sweetpea Dress, £465

The limited-edition capsule collection of delicate whites featuring ruffles and ribbons, reflects Ward’s signature style. Ward comments, “I have become known for my love of frills, collars, ruffles, ribbons, bows and lace - all a genuine and lifelong love - and so the affinity I have for this collection runs truly and deeply. It’s my first collaboration and it’s feels like a natural fit with Queene & Belle.”

HeraldScotland:

Queene & Belle x Martha Ward, Magnolia Dress, £550

Bell is equally as pleased with the collaboration, commenting, “Martha was the perfect partner to collaborate with, I have loved her feminine style for many years and always found her look very inspiring. She avidly collects the prettiest vintage ‘whites’ and so do I, so it really was wonderful to work together on a small group of pieces born out of our collective obsession!”

HeraldScotland:

Queene & Belle x Martha Ward Heather Dress, £520

The range is composed of 3 dresses and a blouse available in sizes XS-L. Retail prices range from £350 for a blouse to £550 for a dress.

The brand can be found in luxury Edinburgh boutique, Jane Davidson or shopped online at www.queenandbelle.com