BETHANY ROWNTREE - mulberry, matchesfashion, anya hindmarch and now studio b
Following 7 years working in buying and merchandising roles at three of the biggest names in British luxury fashion; Mulberry, Matchesfashion.com and Anya Hindmarch, Bethany Rowntree has taken the jump and gone solo, launching Studio B just 6 weeks ago (at the time we recorded our podcast).
Statement not basic, this is certainly a phrase that can be used to describe Beth’s taste and way of doing things, yet she doesn’t shout, she shines.
The brands Studio B showcases are unique, beautifully made and support local makers and economies such as made in London contemporary accessories label Paradise Row (listen to our podcast with founder Nika Mokhtassi) and Toolally who have worked with The London Fashion Agency (read our Q&A with LFA founder Rosie Davies).
Beth’s approach to business and brand selection comes across as extremely relaxed, fun and instinctive. Yet behind the bold prints, colours and her wonderful smile is someone who has worked hard at understanding the business of fashion, working her way up from intern to business owner.
Fellow Northerner Beth and I had a lot of fun discussing; her journey from Darlington and university in Manchester to her previous roles and how they have influenced her vision for Studio B, her bold taste, love of independent fashion brands and her go to Christmas outfit, all available from Studio B of course!