Horace is a team of fashion, textile and illustration designers – adam entwisle, emma hales and philip grisewood. Since its inception in 2002 horace collection progressed from a small project of friends doing what they love, to an international brand sold in the most progressive stores across the world. With both a design studio in bali as well as in london, horace embodies the better of two amazing cultures. It has become an unusual mix of both balinese primitive/handcrafted element and a british feeling of powerful yet unassuming cool.
Collaborating with stylists and editors, entwisle with success launched his namesake label after st martins in 1999. Having shown at london fashion week for a few years, entwisle spent some time in bali finding new ways of working. Hales joined him taking on board her unique understated fashion style. Together they created horace, part of a menswear capsule idea prompted by nicola formichetti while working on entwisle’s last london show. Grisewood became horace’s contributor in 2007. Previous to designing horace, he worked on various illustration and graphic design projects for fashion and brand merchandise.
Over the years, diverse fashion and illustration perspectives of entwisle, hales and grisewood created a monochromatic unisex line of clothing, depicting the ordinary but with a sense of vivid imagination. Classic horace would be described as distressed hand washed leather pieces with the best jersey and t-shirt separates you could ever choose to wear. Horace nonchalant edgy style has attracted fans such as kate moss and agness deyn, to name a few.
Adam entwisle graduated ma women’s wear from central st martins ’99. Emma hales graduated ba women’s wear from surrey institute ’97. Philip grisewood graduated from camberwell college of art in 2005 with a first class degree in illustration.
HORACE 2013 SPRING SUMMER COLLECTION