• Feathers & Fashion: British Style at Badminton Horse Trials

    Posted by Alice Wingfield Digby

    What better way to experience Great British style than at Badminton Horse Trials - the world's premier 3-day equestrian event?

     

    Wingfield Digby are thrilled to be exhibiting for our seventh year running – and this year are thrilled to team up with fellow exhibitor Guinea: the British fashion brand epitomised by equestrian styling & elegant styles.

     

    Each Guinea limited edition British Tweed is designed in-house and woven exclusively in Yorkshire – ensuring that the cloth meets the highest traditional standards of British Tweed. A quality we wholeheartedly admire!

     

    Like Wingfield Digby, Guinea enjoys the very best of British life – from the summer social season to mid-winter hunt meets. While Wingfield Digby graces the homes of those with a passion for British elegance; Guinea clothing adorns their wardrobes. Both attend, and are available from, the UK’s most iconic events, including The Game Fair, Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials and Goodwood Revival.

     

    Explore our favourite pairings of outfits & interiors below..

     

    Sophisticated & Stylish

     

    Pictured: Guinea Knightsbridge Tweed Coat in Navy Herringbone, buy here for £435; Wingfield Digby Duck Feather & Glass Photo Frame, buy here for £70

     The Knightsbridge is a beautiful double breasted, fitted coat, whose navy tones & velvet navy trim are perfectly captured in the soft colours & texture of the understated Duck Feather Photo Frame.

     

    Popular & Pretty                    

     

    Pictured: Guinea Piccadilly Tweed Coat in Sky Blue Herringbone, buy here for £425; Wingfield Digby Guinea Fowl Feather & Glass Photo Frame, buy here for £70

     The Piccadilly is a particularly popular, pretty coat, inspired by the flared "skirt" of an Edwardian riding jacket. The lighter, brighter tones of Sky Blue Herringbone tweed brilliantly compliment the dotty Guinea Fowl Feather Photo Frame.

     

    Fun & Formal

     

    Pictured: Guinea Piccadilly in Navy, buy here for £425; Wingfield Digby Peacock Feather & Glass Photo Frame, buy here for £70

     The vivid pink lining of the navy Piccadilly coat is brilliantly offset by the Peacock Feather Photo Frame’s dazzling iridescence. The flash of colour in each adds an element of youth to their otherwise discreet designs.

     

    Striking & Smart 

    Pictured: Guinea Trench Tweed Coat in Sky Blue Herringbone, buy here for £525; Wingfield Digby  Green Pheasant Feather & Glass Photo Frame, buy here for £70

     A truly eye-catching pair. The Trench is an elegant, flowing coat, which takes its inspiration from both the military greatcoat and sassy '60s maxi coat. The Green Pheasant Photo Frame, crafted from the real feathers of the rare Lady Amherst bird, guarantees a suitably impressive display.

     

    Delicate & Distinctive

    Pictured: Guinea Knightsbridge Tweed Coat in Rose Check, buy here for £435; Wingfield Digby Cock Pheasant Feather & Glass Photo Frame, buy here for £70

     Ideal for an English Rose. A truly feminine choice, with flecks of crimson that are presented most beautifully in the Cock Pheasant Feather Photo Frame – the latter being one of the most traditional symbols of British heritage.

     

     

     

    For more information on Guinea, visit www.guinealondon.com; (Stand 109 on Worcester Way); for Badminton Horse Trials, visit www.badminton-horse.co.uk; for Wingfield Digby, explore the rest of this website! Catch us  in the Rural Crafts Association marquee..

     

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  • From Luxury Homewares to Men’s Fashion…

    Posted by Alice Wingfield Digby

    Our founder’s husband, Harry, has headed up the design and development of our new tie range. Constrained by a suit and tie by day, he set about designing a range of luxury silk ties that expressed his love of the countryside. The range are smart enough to be worn in the boardroom and fun enough for Saturdays on the peg. From a distance the ties appear to be a series of formal geometric designs, however on closer inspection it is apparent that each design is made up of wildlife and playful animals.

    Having launched at the end of 2015, the range has been very popular so far, and we have now started to received bespoke design requests, as well as increasing demand from wedding parties (for which we offer a group ushers' discount). 

    Harry has been working on several new exciting designs that will be launched in the autumn, and a number of the existing sell-out designs will also be available once again. The designs are becoming even more intricate and detailed with each new design – so watch this space!

    The Final Collection

    The silk ties were designed to look good against most popular shirt colours. Harry would regularly switch the background to pink, blue and white during designing to ensure the colours were all complementary.

    Harry's keen eye for design was recognised at an early age.  His forte is digital design, although many of his original oil paintings were sold for thousands of pounds whilst he was still at school. Harry now works in the City, however he enjoys designing the ties as his hobby and we think his passion and enjoyment in the creations really shines through in the playful designs.  

    The ties are 100% silk and come beautifully presented in monochrome Wingfield Digby boxes with branded tissue paper. The luxury packaging makes them ideal gifts especially for country lovers. The ties are available to buy online and we will be showcasing the new range at our Autumn and Christmas shows.

    For any further details please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

    Image below: Limited Edition Sky Blue Pheasant silk tie, with Reeves Pheasant cufflinks

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