Harris Wharf London traces its roots to 1928 when the designer’s great grandparents started their gloves factory in Torino. The Harris Wharf London label was born in 2010, after designer Giulia Acchiardi opened her shop “Workshop” and carries the traditions and technique of four generations.
From London Giulia always seeks a new feeling, something that forms the inspiration to the technical pallet offered by the family factory in Torino. Rigor defines the material choice but a youthful take on classic formalwear and outerwear is always present.
Raw but reserved garment edges and cuts reveal a simplicity and lightness. Giulia’s designs draw on the strength of the material and on a sense of place and belonging. The classic trench coat is revisited, mixed with the label’s signature felted wool and Polaire, an exclusive fabric produced by the family factory in Torino. At “Workshop”, the Harris Wharf London label is showcased in two very different spaces.
The Turin shop, adjacent to the factory is built within the architecture and ancestry of specialized industry. Concrete and iron relics are a backdrop to delicate collections of informal chic. At Workshop London (on Islington’s Camden Passage) the urbane intimacy of the English capital is revealed within a charming drawing room boutique. London flair and Italian craftsmanship, Harris Wharf London is a sense of style that comes with a little bit of effort and minimum fuss.