Hope & Ivy is a contemporary British fashion brand created by Beth Chilton and Sarah Sleightholm. Epitomised by beautiful embroidery and hand-drawn prints, Hope & Ivy pieces exude confidence and femininity with a bohemian edge.
Beth Chilton and Sarah Sleightholm's friendship was formed over a mutual love of beautifully crafted dresses, delicate embroidery, rich textures and a shared desire to create amazing, must-have pieces that you can dance ‘til dawn in.
With Sarah’s background of designing embroideries and prints for high-profile fashion clients and Beth’s experience of managing and producing fashion brands, they each bring their own unique perspective to Hope & Ivy.
Now based in East London, Beth and Sarah travel all around the world seeking inspiration for the Hope & Ivy collections. From print libraries in New York to embroidery markets in India, the collections are rich with far-flung inspirations and intricate details.
All of the embroideries and prints in the collection have been hand-crafted and overseen by Sarah using artisan techniques, resulting in a unique collection of dresses, jumpsuits and separates crafted with love.
The Hope & Ivy girl radiates hedonistic bohemianism. Whether she’s dancing barefoot at a beach wedding in Ibiza, sipping champagne at a soirée in the country or dressed to kill at a London cocktail party, Hope & Ivy pieces can speak a thousand words so she doesn’t have to. The collections are designed to be cherished and worn time and time again.
Hear more about Beth’s story of how the business started on the ASOS podcast: https://www.acast.com/mybigidea/bethchilton-mybigidea-60