Ahead of it’s eagerly anticipated launch to the public on Saturday (22nd November), independent concept store Lamberts Yard have revealed names of brands due to be stocked in the Leeds-based store. Housed in a collection of historic buildings within the city centre, Lamberts Yard first opened as a pop-up store last Winter, allowing access to the previously disused buildings and providing support to the strongest independent designer showroom for fashion and lifestyle. Lamberts Yard will now permanently open as both a physical and online space. The concept store and flexible design space will represent both emerging and well-known designers from both fashion and lifestyle, within the ever-changing curated brands unavailable elsewhere in the city.
The first of the British brands confirmed to be stocked within the concept store are Blanket Row, Murdock London & ANTIPODIUM.
Blanket Row is a new accessories label by British designer Nikki Mellors. Founded in Hull (on ‘Blanket Row’ – an area steeped in industrial history), local manufacturing, materials and suppliers are the mainstay and anchor of the brand, which fuses a typically British robust manufacturing with a pure minimalist aesthetic. Offering a small range of products using carefully selected materials, each chosen for their purity and individual qualities, the Blanket Row range of bags, backpacks and sleeves offer clean lines, gentle curves and strength of structure.
“Lambert’s Yard, so close to Blanket Row in both location and ethos, is a truly exciting partnership” said Nicki. “Collaborating with a unique retail space in our home county provides Blanket Row with the opportunity to share our products within a unique, forward thinking environment, a true celebration of Northern design.”
When Murdock London established their first barbershop in London’s creative hub of Shoreditch in 2006, they sought to re-imagine the sense of masculine luxury, first achieved by the capital’s male grooming establishments in the Victorian era.
Today, they have established five shops across the city of London plus an extensive offering of gent’s grooming tools and accessories. Murdock’s signature grooming ranges are designed to ‘help a chap make the best of himself at home’. All made in England, the range consists of a signature shaving collection, colognes, and skincare products. Lambert’s Yard will be stocking a selection of products from across this ‘grooming’ range, confident that the gentlemen of Yorkshire will be just as keen to look and smell their very best.
Igniting curiosity and the urge to look twice, ANTIPODIUM offers the modern woman a new chemistry; distilling East London’s wit, whilst maintaining a global outlook. A focus on innovative fabrication, dynamic print collaborations and canny colour combinations concurrently provides collections as smart, basic or uninhibited as you dare.
The brainchild of Australian creative Ashe Peacock, ANTIPODIUM was born in 2006 as a capsule collection to compliment Peacock’s progressive buy at the namesake Soho store. Fast-forward seven years, the label is a key player in the East London renaissance. Producing four collections a year from their Hoxton studio, presenting on-schedule at London Fashion Week since 2010.
With personal style at the forefront, the label’s growing ready-to-wear collection includes a mega mix of statement cocktail dresses, trophy jackets, knits, and of course the effortless jersey separates. The elegant “dress-up-dress-down” 24-7 silk and shirt dresses are the benchmark of the polished and playful approach. In ANTIPODIUM opposites meet, creating an eclectic mix of strong versus feminine elements. Art and pop culture riffs are central, with notable seasonal print collaborations with transatlantic art duo Craig & Karl, architect Pernilla Ohrstedt, and British Vogue’s Creative Director Jaime Perlman.