Fortnum’s X Private White V.C. Launch Event

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Bar 3'6

Fortnum & Mason

181 Piccadilly

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W1A 1ER

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Meet the Maker

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Join us at Fortnum & Mason’s 3’6 Bar for drinks, canapes and an evening of discussion to celebrate the launch of our exclusive collaboration with Private White, featuring a host of exceptional UK based designers and business owners.

Private White V.C was founded in 2008 by James Eden, great grandson of Private Jack White – a WW1 war hero who later became general manager of the same Manchester factory that all Private White V.C. clothing is manufactured in. Combining the functionality of classic military clothing with a minimalistic, retro-techno style, each menswear piece crafted by the brand is made in one building, with 90% of the materials used being locally sourced within driving distance of Manchester, UK. Sharing the same passion for the highest quality, exceptionally crafted menswear, Private White V.C. have partnered with Fortnum’s to launch our own exclusive collection of pieces for the modern man.

To celebrate the launch of this exclusive collaboration, join us in our 3’6 Bar in conversation with a host of exceptional UK based makers in the menswear and fashion industries, including:

James Eden – Founder of Private White V.C.

After leaving his London based finance career behind, James moved back to his hometown of Manchester to take over the factory which was established by his grandfather after WW1. In 2008 he founded men’s clothing brand, Private White V.C. in this same factory. Over the last decade, James has taken the last remaining cotton factory in Manchester and transformed it into a thriving enterprise, producing high-quality clothing made nearly entirely from locally sourced materials.

Tim Little – Owner of Grenson

In 1997 Tim Little left an advertising career to pursue a life-long dream of designing his own shoe collection. He opened his own shop on the Kings Road, wholesaling to Barneys New York and Selfridges, as well as designing for brands such as Joseph, Tods and Dunhill. In 2005 he took over Grenson, a struggling Northampton based shoe brand and slowly revitalised it to become a world-renowned business with four shops in London and collaborations with New Balance, Barbour and Henry Holland.

Alice Walsh – Founder of Alice Made This

Alice Walsh spent her early career designing for brands such as Habitat, Panasonic and British Airways, before founding her own precision jewellery label – Alice Made This. Her early career enabled her to collaborate with engineers and work with raw materials, leading to her work that layers the precision of beauty with hand work. UK based, her work is crafted in an aerospace factory that usually makes airplane parts and offers the wearer an individuality that is also perfect for gifting.

James Chase – Co-founder of Chase Distillery

Based in Hertfordshire, James Chase founded Chase Distillery in 2008 with the mission to champion field to bottle distilling. With the help of his father and brother, Chase Distillery has become a pioneer in the UK’s craft spirit movement – no doubt aided by their belief that the closer you are to the source of your ingredients, the better.

Genevieve Sweeney - Founder of Genevieve Sweeney

Genevieve Sweeney launched her eponymous knitwear brand in 2015. Made exclusively in the UK, Genevieve Sweeney is writing a new chapter for the knitwear industry, marrying contemporary design with exceptional hand finishes. Indebted to the time-honoured techniques of artisan makers, the brand has reimagined the possibilities of knitwear.

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Bar 3'6

Fortnum & Mason

181 Piccadilly

London

W1A 1ER

United Kingdom

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