Queene and Belle is a luxury cashmere and clothing brand designed and owned by Angela Bell a specialist cashmere designer with over 25 years experience working in the Scottish cashmere industry. The company is based on her family farm near Bonchester Bridge in the Scottish Borders. Established in 2000 the brand is a combination of unique graphic cashmere and feminine vintage inspired women’s pieces, all lovingly made to the highest standards.
Luxury multi label boutiques have long since carried the brand and sold it alongside labels such as Dries Van Noten, Chloe, Golden Goose and Acne to name a few. All of the Queene and Belle knitwear is made in the world-renowned, cashmere manufacturing town of Hawick, and the brand is committed to its support of the local workforce there. We knit our sweaters from yarn produced by Scottish cashmere spinners, Todd and Duncan and our web designers/facilitators are based on the Isle of Skye. Wherever possible we like to use local suppliers, makers and talent to help us produce a truly sustainable and enviromentally conscious product. Purchasing a Queene and Belle piece feels luxurious to the touch but also feels emotionally good knowing you have contributed to sustaining a local community.
The collection is predominately cashmere but latterly has developed a beautiful clothing range to augment the knitwear. Our cotton and silk dresses, skirts and tops are inspired by Angela’s passion for vintage Edwardian clothing and lingerie. She has been an avid collector for over 20 years and she loves the cool understated femininity it brings to the collection. The combination of pretty cotton and silk dresses with the cashmere is a signature Queene and Belle look.
We show the collection two times per year from private showrooms in London, Paris and Tokyo during their respective fashion weeks.
Queene and Belle has over the years consulted for Harvey Nichols, London and Matches designing their private label knitwear collections and currently consult for Begg & Co, the luxury Scottish cashmere accessories brand. We have recently done a collaboration with the exceptionally talented Tanya Ling, a British artist/illustrator who has produced work for Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs and Fendi. In Autumn 2017 we launched a collaboration with Bay Garnett, a four piece capsule of uber luxe re-defined contemporary classic sweaters which were launched exclusively at www.matchesfashion.com, and in Spring 2018 we are launching our new collaboration with stylist and fashion editor Martha Ward, a collection of feminine dresses which combine our love of vintage silhouettes and detailing.