Local designer Bella Singleton to exhibit her beautiful designs at Suffolk Show 2017
PUBLISHED: 18:25 24 May 2017
Suffolk scarf designer Bella Singleton will be showcasing her latest collection, plus a few limited edition products, at Suffolk Show 2017.
Suffolk Show is an illustration of the incredible companies, brands and people that make up the county. Featuring local food, drink, sports and entertainment, it is a day like no other. However, the local designers and fashion labels that exhibit on the pink carpeted Fifth Avenue, bring the real glitz and glamour to the event.
One local fashion favourite set to be a hit at this year’s show is Bella Singleton. The former Framlingham College student has already had great success with her designs over the past two years, even designing a collection exclusively for the Tate Modern in London.
“I am excited to be part of the Suffolk Show,” says Bella, from Sibton, near Saxmundham. “I’ve always attended the show and think it’s great to get to know local customers and other designers, especially as I am now based in East Anglia.”
The brand Bella Singleton began in 2015, when the graduate from Leeds College of Art sold her designs freelance. But never seeing her designs again was not something Bella enjoyed.
“It is great to have complete control over the whole brand now, and each success means so much,” she adds. “I am a textile designer by profession, so I would love to work on a garment collection in the future, but for now scarves allow me to focus on the pattern making, which is what I do best.
“I hand illustrate all elements of a design, then scan them into my design software where I change the composition, scale and colour.”
Bella’s designs are then digitally printed on to beautiful crepe de chine fabric in Sussex.
As well as being on sale at this year’s Suffolk Show, Bella Singleton scarves are available to purchase at a handful of stockists. “The brand is stocked in the amazing Marianna Boutique in Ipswich,” continues Bella. “It has been great to know that there are local customers enjoying the summer collection. Hopefully I can meet some of them at the Suffolk Show.”
Bella’s scarves are available in three different sizes, as well as much smaller pocket square designs.
“From the past collection and even through to now, the ‘Sea of Beauty’ in blue has been a best seller,” explains Bella. “A lot of people like to wear royal blue it seems, and teamed with the subtle grey, I suppose it is slightly more neutral than some of the other crazier coloured scarves.”
In addition to these, she will also be exhibiting a range of limited edition designs at the county’s biggest pop-up shopping experience.
“Apart from all my current collection pieces, I am actually going to be selling a limited edition set of cushions based on a SS17 scarf print.
If these prove popular, Bella says: “I would like to sell these cushion designs from a pop-up space, which I am currently on the lookout for, this summer.”
Following her much-loved spring/summer collection, Bella’s newly inspired autumn/winter collection will soon be on sale. She says: “The inspiration for my AW17 collection came from a recent trip I took around five Central American countries - Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Cuba. Each print has been built uniquely on each the country’s architecture, landscapes and decorative colours and patterns.”
View Bella Singleton’s beautiful, hand illustrated designs here.