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Brora is thrilled to launch two sleek, waist-cinching cashmere polo necks inspired by 1960s sporting fashion, collaboratively created with eminently stylish British interior designer Camilla Guinness. 10% from each sale will be donated to the charity Create whose work empowers lives, reduces loneliness, and enhances wellbeing through the creative arts, touching the lives of young and old across the UK.

Camilla is not only known for her cool, inviting, ‘Haute Bohemian’ interiors, spanning houses and apartments across London, New York, and Tuscany, but has also gathered quite the following for the distinctive and beautiful way she dresses.

When Founder and Creative Director, Victoria Stapleton, received a phone call from Camilla saying she had a vision for the perfect Winter polo, Victoria whipped her notepad out immediately.

Made from a luxuriously soft, sustainable Scottish cashmere these polo neck jumpers also sport extra-long sleeves with slinky thumbholes. Beautifully combining colour in a waist-nipping design, discover two stunning colourways: midnight & flame and moss & rust.

“Camilla has such good style and taste, so when she rings saying she’d love to design the perfect cashmere polo, you better listen!”

Victoria Stapleton
Founder & Creative Director

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Shop Cashmere Colour Block Polo Neck

Camilla took inspiration from the après ski fashion of the 1960s, the original Pink Panther movies and its glamorous heroine Simone Clouseau played by French actress ‘Capucine’. It is a particular era Camilla admires, as it appeals to the style sensibilities of ‘relaxed glamour’ she applies to both her interiors and personal style.

“I like things to be plain, but with some exciting or different detail. I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect polo for some time, so I’m so grateful to Victoria for letting me do this.”

Camilla Guinness

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Question & Answer with Camilla Guinness

How long have you worn Brora & do you have a favourite Brora piece?

I’ve worn Brora since they began really, which must’ve been in the 1990s. It’s always my requested Christmas present.

What was the inspiration behind the designs?

It’s quite hard to find the perfect polo that fits really well, isn’t too short, too long and the arms aren’t too baggy. The inspiration was definitely the 1960s - I love that silhouette - so Diana Rigg from the Avengers and French actress ‘Capucine’ from the original 1963 Pink Panther movies. I like block colours, but I wanted it to look like a cut out to give you a waist – whether you have one or not. And I’m always putting my arms up my sleeves in Winter, so with 1960s après ski in mind – I saw the long-sleeves and slinky thumbholes like an extension of the fingerless glove.

How about colours?

I was given yarns to choose from but Victoria was amazing and said: ‘Just do what you want!’ Selfishly, I chose colours I knew would suit me but luckily Victoria felt her Brora customer would love them too. The dark acidic green combined with the brick rust shade is particularly beautiful.

I see in your Zoom background serene stone-painted book-shelves containing fun curiosities and cool silhouette prints on the wall with a huge fuchsia hydrangea in a vase. Describe your interiors style:

Relaxed glamour, not too full on, not too serious – sort of Haute Bohemian or paired back theatre set.

In what way do you feel your interior design mirrors your personal style?

It’s very similar in that I like things to be plain but with some different or exciting detail. So, I might wear a very plain black polo neck with an amazing-patterned skirt and shawl. In interiors, I like a white sofa with an old textile or colourful cushions. I also like the sort of room you can walk into and immediately feel you could lie down with a book. I want my clothes to have that sense of comfort too.

What will you be up to in your Brora x Camilla Guinness jumper this Christmas?

I shall be at home in Italy, hanging decorations from the kitchen beams on pieces of silver ribbon, putting olive trees in the hallway with lights in them, and grilling bruschetta, zucchini, peppers and chicken on the fire.

(Basically, I burn everything, and everyone gets too drunk.)

Nicky Goulder, Chief Executive of Create
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Brora is thrilled to launch two sleek, waist-cinching cashmere polo necks inspired by 1960s sporting fashion, collaboratively created with eminently stylish British interior designer Camilla Guinness. 10% from each sale will be donated to the charity Create whose work empowers lives, reduces loneliness, and enhances wellbeing through the creative arts, touching the lives of young and old across the UK.

Shop Cashmere Colour Block Polo Neck

Camilla is not only known for her cool, inviting, ‘Haute Bohemian’ interiors, spanning houses and apartments across London, New York, and Tuscany, but has also gathered quite the following for the distinctive and beautiful way she dresses.

When Founder and Creative Director, Victoria Stapleton, received a phone call from Camilla saying she had a vision for the perfect Winter polo, Victoria whipped her notepad out immediately.

Made from a luxuriously soft, sustainable Scottish cashmere these polo neck jumpers also sport extra-long sleeves with slinky thumbholes. Beautifully combining colour in a waist-nipping design, discover two stunning colourways: midnight & flame and moss & rust.

“Camilla has such good style and taste, so when she rings saying she’d love to design the perfect cashmere polo, you better listen!”

Victoria Stapleton
Founder & Creative Director

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Shop Cashmere Colour Block Polo Neck

Camilla took inspiration from the après ski fashion of the 1960s, the original Pink Panther movies and its glamorous heroine Simone Clouseau played by French actress ‘Capucine’. It is a particular era Camilla admires, as it appeals to the style sensibilities of ‘relaxed glamour’ she applies to both her interiors and personal style.

“I like things to be plain, but with some exciting or different detail. I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect polo for some time, so I’m so grateful to Victoria for letting me do this.”

Camilla Guinness

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Question & Answer with Camilla Guinness

How long have you worn Brora & do you have a favourite Brora piece?

I’ve worn Brora since they began really, which must’ve been in the 1990s. It’s always my requested Christmas present.

What was the inspiration behind the designs?

It’s quite hard to find the perfect polo that fits really well, isn’t too short, too long and the arms aren’t too baggy. The inspiration was definitely the 1960s - I love that silhouette - so Diana Rigg from the Avengers and French actress ‘Capucine’ from the original 1963 Pink Panther movies. I like block colours, but I wanted it to look like a cut out to give you a waist – whether you have one or not. And I’m always putting my arms up my sleeves in Winter, so with 1960s après ski in mind – I saw the long-sleeves and slinky thumbholes like an extension of the fingerless glove.

How about colours?

I was given yarns to choose from but Victoria was amazing and said: ‘Just do what you want!’ Selfishly, I chose colours I knew would suit me but luckily Victoria felt her Brora customer would love them too. The dark acidic green combined with the brick rust shade is particularly beautiful.

I see in your Zoom background serene stone-painted book-shelves containing fun curiosities and cool silhouette prints on the wall with a huge fuchsia hydrangea in a vase. Describe your interiors style:

Relaxed glamour, not too full on, not too serious – sort of Haute Bohemian or paired back theatre set.

In what way do you feel your interior design mirrors your personal style?

It’s very similar in that I like things to be plain but with some different or exciting detail. So, I might wear a very plain black polo neck with an amazing-patterned skirt and shawl. In interiors, I like a white sofa with an old textile or colourful cushions. I also like the sort of room you can walk into and immediately feel you could lie down with a book. I want my clothes to have that sense of comfort too.

What will you be up to in your Brora x Camilla Guinness jumper this Christmas?

I shall be at home in Italy, hanging decorations from the kitchen beams on pieces of silver ribbon, putting olive trees in the hallway with lights in them, and grilling bruschetta, zucchini, peppers and chicken on the fire.

(Basically, I burn everything, and everyone gets too drunk.)

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