James Lakeland Inspiration


Loving London

London is, in our humble opinion, the best multi-cultural city in the world and here are five reasons why… ROYAL OPERAL HOUSE Royal Opera House Paul Hamlyn Champagne Bar and Restaurant is a must if you are lucky enough to bag yourself a ticket to watch Rising stars Amanda Majeski and Pavel Cernoch make Royal Opera debuts in Richard Jones’s production of the second work in The Royal Opera’s Janácek cycle.     The hall over which this stunning restaurant and champagne bar looks was named in honour of publisher Paul... Read More


The shape of things to come…..

SS’19 brings a whole new direction for James Lakeland with a focus on natural, neutral fabrics and colour tones. As always tailoring and cut is quintessential to the collection, however this season there is more of a focus on soft, delicate lines. Pure Cottons Adding a crisp, refined edge to the collection, the cotton used is a high thread count Italian selection, making it slightly more rigid in appearance. This creates simple silhouettes, whilst adding details such as deep side pockets, give each piece a sharp individuality. Natural Linens Taking... Read More


When the world of fashion and charity collide

When the world of fashion and charity collide. James Lakeland has always been an keen advocate of helping causes close to his heart, one being Make Sense Of It, which fundraises for two specific MS Society projects supporting those with Multiple Sclerosis. What is Multiple Sclerosis (MS) MS is a life long chronic illness that can affect your brain and spinal cord. It can cause problems with vision, balance, muscle control, and other basic body functions and at this present time there is no known cure. The effects are often... Read More


Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas shopping can be a daunting experience, especially for your nearest and dearest. So we have selected our key must-have pieces to ‘wow’ that someone special. To make an impact and nail the right gift go for a statement gift, keep it classic yet stylish and you can’t go wrong! Faux Fur Mustard Coat This season is all about faux fur and the sumptuous mustard coat has been on our wish list in a big way.  The super soft feel to this cosy, chic coat is enough to impress even... Read More



Celebrating 25 years of designing and creating women’s clothing. This year James Lakeland is turning 25 and to mark this occasion he has turned his hand at creating a collection that is his most luxurious to date. This Autumn Winter the collection features indulgent, bespoke fabrics sourced from remote regions all over Italy, something that has remained a defining feature since the very beginning. Faux fur, clashing florals with animal prints and subtle yet chic embellishments takes this season to a whole new level of sophisticated, refined style.   Where... Read More


Clash of the Prints

  Iran has a global reputation for its rugs, which are an integral part of the Iranian culture. The process of creating a Persian rug starts with the grazing of sheep. Persian rugs are traditionally spun from sheep’s wool, the quality of which varies depending on the breed of sheep, climate, pasturage, and time of shearing. Women then turn the wool into thread by hand and boil the threads with natural dyes from plants and insects. For example, madder roots, cochineal, chamomile, grape leaves, pomegranate rind, and indigo produce reds,... Read More


James Lakeland’s 1970’s Haven

Lys Lakeland was the original force behind the fashion brand James Lakeland. Her sense of style, flare for chic prints and understanding of Italian tailoring is still the backbone to the business today. Sadly in 2016 Lys lost her battle to Cancer, but her legacy is still firmly imbedded in the company. It was back in the 70’s that Lys and her three children, Nicholas, James and Philippa came to live in London from Italy. Just like in fashion, Lys wanted to make her home a sophisticated haven for her... Read More


Little Venice Blog

Italy has always been a part of the James Lakeland brand. It’s where we design and create most of the collection each and every season, so it was only fitting that our recent photoshoot was located at the quaint Little Venice in North London.                                           Aptly named to refer to the point where the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal meets the Regents Canal, Little Venice is one of... Read More


Leopard is here to stay!

Leopard print has stood the test of time and its here to stay. The 60’s saw the likes of David Bowie and Debbie Harry take this iconic print to the extreme, with head-to-foot lycra bodysuits. The 1970’s punk era added leopard print as an alternative to tartan and the 80’s took leopard print to dizzy heights splashing it all over  fuchsia sweatshirts and netted puff skirts.  Supermodels and music fashionista’s have embraced leopard print for decades, as what better way to make a bold statement?  Now, however it’s become a... Read More


The Italian Job

Travelling around the world for inspiration is a regular occurrence for the team at James Lakeland, but nothing comes close the chic, understated flare of Italy. Selecting fabrics from the ancient wine region of Valpolicella, east of Lake Garda and beauty spots like the famous Lake Como, adds to the brands ethos of seeking and using only the highest quality fabrics. From traditional wooden spinning mills to more modern methods of fabric making, either way it take time and patience to ensure perfection, and like the saying goes…’Rome wasn’t built... Read More