Beshlie McKelvie

With a heritage that includes celebrated society artist William Shand-Kydd as her great-grandfather, Beshlie McKelvie combines her love of textiles and print with her skills as a trained fine artist, to create her line of garments that melds traditional craftsmanship with stunning design. “My collection is a fusion of all I am passionate about.” says Beshlie who has recently worked with celebrity designers Sienna and Savannah Miller. “Beautiful design; traditional, authentic craftsmanship and the empowerment of marginalized women are at the absolute core of my ethos.” With her collections already being snapped up in London’s hottest boutiques – including Designers Guild, The Cross and Pippa Small – and about to launch in Ibiza and India this Spring, Beshlie’s collection is proving a captivating blend of beauty of purpose and beauty of creation. Working directly with small cooperatives of women in India, South America and Africa, Beshlie’s pieces are not only stunningly beautiful but also ethical, directly benefitting the communities who produce them. She has harnessed the skills of block printers from Rajasthan, the Ngo Self Employed Women’s Association and Aymaran weavers from Northern Argentina and Bolivia. Each Beshlie garment is hand-dyed and handmade, and so completely unique. Dresses are created in soft cottons, silks and georgettes and adorned with fine silk thread, appliqué, print and original vintage embroidery.

Where were you born ?
Cutmere, Cornwall
How long in London:
On and off 4 years
West London
West London
Favorite Restaurant:
Best Ethnic Food:
Phat Phuk
Best Italian:
Best place for late night dining:
El Pirata
Best dessert:
Tarta de naranjas sevillanas
Best place for a romantic date:
Diggi House,Jaipur
Best Sunday brunch:
le cafe anglais
Hautest Club/Lounge:
Aura Ibiza
Best place for a power business meeting:
When with my weavers in Bolivia on the Altiplano
All-around favorite spot in London:
Kew Gardens
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
High road House, Chiswick
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Felt, Chelsea Green
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
Pippa Small
Best Spa:
The Cowshed
Favorite Charity Event:
"Love in the woods" A chartiy i am setting up in memory of a great friend
Favorite Cultural Event:
Kumba Mela
Favorite Cultural Institution:
Musee du quai Branly, Paris
Best Aspect of London:
Best Steakhouse:
Buen Ayre
Best Pizza:
Best Lunch:
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
Acorn Hall Yoga Centre
Best Museum/Exhibit:
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
Lodi Gardens and Hanumans tomb Delhi
Best Sushi:
Sushi say
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