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


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