Westmorland is the second of two collections that Marie designed and photographed in November 2021. Like the Cumbria collection, it includes menswear designs. The menswear is modelled by James, the handsome husband of Georgia, Marie's beautiful model.
Westmorland is named after the historic county of North West England from the 12th century until 1974 when it became a part of Cumbria.
The patterned designs in Westmorland are largely inspired by European ornamental design and Far East textile and carpet design along with mixtures of more traditional motifs. The plain textured stitch designs are inspired by traditional twisted stitches and cables.
Westmorland is the second collection and contains 10 patterns with the new extended size range and features the 6 new colours in the British Breeds range, which were launched last year.
Both Cumbria and Westmorland were photographed in the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks and there are elements of both locations in each of the collections. In the Lakes, we photographed around the village of Elterwater and on the beautiful Langdale Estate. In the Dales, it was photographed at the home of Marie's friend Alison O’Neill, at Shacklabank Farm, near Sedbergh. You can read a little more about the locations in the features at the end of the book.
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