PART OF THE LOCAL FABRIC

LUCY Sheringham is as at home in a tractor as a design studio. The young designer, who moved back to Norfolk last year, is combining fashion with farming, working on the family farm near Swaffham and her design brand, Lucy Sheringham, dedicated to creating prints to produce scarves made in the UK.

‘Having graduated with a BA (Hons) in Multi-Media Textiles from Loughborough University, I gained invaluable knowledge and experience in high-end fashion, whilst working for Jonathan Saunders, Philip Treacy and Tatty Devine,’ says Lucy.

‘This led to the decision to start up my own company in June 2014. I moved back to Norfolk and set up a studio on the family farm from where I run the business. I have designed a collection of digitally printed silk scarves and a smaller range of silk/ cotton scarves.’

The farm has inspired Lucy’s Spring/Summer collection: ‘I named each scarf after each field on the farm, including Western Wells, Ladylands and Old Pasture.

‘Designing your own collection is a highlight for me, being able to express your own design ideas without any limitations.’ You can buy Lucy’s work from www.lucysheringham.com