James Lakeland’s passion for design began when working at his father’s manufacturing business which specialised in luxury suede and leather men’s and women’s wear. Here, Lakeland gained a grass roots understanding of the importance of quality, great design, interesting details and personal service, which inspired him to go on to launch his own label.
In 2000, Lakeland launched his first capsule knitwear range, which focused on luxurious cashmere and wool blends in rich tonal shades. The knitwear collection gained widespread acclaim and its effortless yet elegant look went on to form the basis of James Lakeland’s mainline womenswear collection.
James Lakeland is now stocked in key department stores and independents and its standalone boutiques span the UK.