Anya Hindmarch founded her business in 1987 with a store on London’s Walton Street. The designers luxury accessories brand is known for its creativity, craftsmanship, personalisation and humour. Anya Hindmarch designs four mainline collections a year, which are sold through over fifty stores worldwide - including flagships on New York’s Madison Avenue, London’s Bond Street and Aoyama in Tokyo - as well as through key retail partners such as colette and Net A Porter. In addition the designer offers a bespoke collection. Born from Anya’s fascination with personalisation and craftsmanship, Anya Hindmarch Bespoke includes products for both men and women that can be personalised with embossed handwritten messages and drawings, as well as inlaid with photographs.
The creativity of the Anya Hindmarch brand is demonstrated in its London Fashion Week shows – a first for an accessories brand – which have included models floating weightlessly above the audience, a supermarket-inspired show with models on conveyor belts and dancing cashiers and most recently bringing schoolgirl personalization to life with stickers, giant teacups and moving the audience with rotating floors.
In 2009, Anya Hindmarch was awarded an MBE in recognition for her contribution to the British fashion industry as well as further responsibilities including; UK Trade Ambassador, Non-Executive Director of the British Fashion Council and Trustee of both The Royal Academy and The Design Museum. She was awarded the Accessory Designer award at the 2014 British Fashion Awards and was awarded the Veuve Clicquot and Harper’s Bazaar Business Woman of the Year Awards in 2012.