John Smedley Unveils Artistry with Robert Montgomery and Greta Bellamacina
A drinks reception to celebrate John Smedley’s newly commissioned artworks by artistic couple Robert Montgomery and Greta Bellamacina. Each piece is inspired by John Smedley’s AW18 collection, which is also exclusively previewed. The evening begins with a talk from the artists.
The oldest factory in the world that is still manufacturing, John Smedley has been crafting knitwear for over 230 years. As a brand, they have become champions of all forms of British craftsmanship, seeking to work alongside those whose passion and dedication for their own discipline replicates those poured into every John Smedley garment.
For AW18, John Smedley is working exclusively with British artist and poet Robert Montgomery and Greta Bellamacina, who, as a couple, act as the brand’s ambassadors for the season under the theme of ‘Calidity: The art of light, passion and spark’. It is under this theme that they are commissioned to create bespoke art works, premiering as part of London Craft Week. Their talk during the reception focuses on what modern British craftsmanship means to them.