Designer kidswear label Aravore, scarf label Lily and Lionel and millinery label Vivien Sheriff are among the eight UK companies to be named by luxury brands trade body Walpole on its annual “Brands of Tomorrow” list.
Now in its sixth year the list highlights the brands that Walpole believes have the potential to become leading British luxury brands.
Bag and belt brand Elvis & Kresse and premium women’s sportswear brand Lucas Hugh have also been flagged up as ‘brands of tomorrow’ by Walpole.
The eight brands will be given bespoke business mentoring and a coaching programme, plus access to the expertise of a mentoring group made up of industry experts including Michael Ward managing director of Harrods, and Jonathon Heilbron president and chief executive of Thomas Pink.
Julia Carrick, chief executive officer of Walpole, said: “The Walpole Brands of Tomorrow programme continues to nurture and support small upcoming British brands, providing them with valuable guidance from industry experts and helping them become leaders in their field in years to come.”