13 Mar 2014

Our first 2 years

For years we talked about starting our own brand and then one sunny day over coffee and cakes at our favourite coffee shops in Brighton - Coffee@33, we decided it was now or never, Clare resigned from Topshop and we started developing Allium B. 
 Trips to vintage fairs and India followed as we worked hard to design our first collection.

After a couple of cold but thankfully sunny days on the beach and streets of Brighton in February 2012 shooting our first campaign, we were ready to launch our first collection.

It was at this point we agreed never to shoot outside again 
until we could afford to head somewhere warmer!!

On the 15th March 2012 Allium B launched with parties in Brighton and London

Some great press followed

and our dresses were spotted on several celebs

and some celebs wore our dresses (Adele), but we never got a photo.

The next 18 months flow by 

Autumn Winter 12

Spring Summer 13

Autumn Winter 13

Then out of the blue we were nominated for a London Lifestyle Award 

more press followed

Spring Summer 14

Along the way we have had help, support and love from some truly amazing people
Sarah Cresswell, Susana, Elvira, Julie, Chris, Ruby, Kenny, Dee, Sofia and Susan
and not forgetting Jez and Russ, 
who have put up with us working long hours and the odd tear along the way.

and now is time to celebrate our second birthday with a glass or two of bubbles.

Clare & Mary xx 

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