We were thrilled to host Bryan Dicker, the US President of the bespoke fabric house Holland & Sherry as our guest speaker for the launch of our exclusive Black Book Trade Program.
If you are not familiar with the line, you should be. The company got their start over 170 years ago as Savile Row woolen merchants in London and are the go-to fabric suppliers for bespoke tailors. I was first introduced to the line many years ago while working at Cullman and Kravis in New York. A young fabric salesman came in one day and presented a lovely masculine line of fabrics that reminded me of my very dapper grandfather. Little did I know that this very charming salesman would eventually take the company from a small bespoke suiting fabric company to one of the most luxurious and beautiful textile lines in the world. That young man was Byran Dicker.
Constantly on the quest for the most luxurious cashmeres, woolens and worsted vicunas, Bryan has led the charge of Holland & Sherry's partnerships with Paris couture houses, including Dior and Lanvin. In 2001, the company re-invented themselves as a luxury home collection and their custom embroidery program was introduced. Designer Nicolas Chambeyron was wooed from Christian Dior where he created exquisite patterns for John Galliano and began to create unbelievable border patterns that have evolved into more intricate and complicated overall patterns. -adapted from Marks&Frantz
Using a combination of applique, various embroidery techniques, wools, cashmeres and silks, each piece is more exceptional than the next.
If you're an interior designer or a member of the design trade and would like information about becoming a member of the Fritz Porter Backbook, please send us an inquiry below. Thanks so much and hope to see you at our next event!