At Jessie and James, we make luxury British childrenswear for girls and boys aged between 3 years and 12 years.
We aim to be contemporary whilst combining historical influences and modern innovative pattern cutting systems to create truly unique and playful collections. Every garment is considered in its cut and details.
Both in the early days of Jessie and James, and still to this day, we draw from our experiences working at Vivienne Westwood and our passion to create beautiful unique clothing. That passion, creativity and excitement is resonated in our motto ‘A day without laughter is a day wasted’, a quote by Charlie Chaplin.
It all began 7 years ago with the birth of our son Billy. Jessie started designing clothes for him. The Tip Toe Trouser and T-Squared T-shirt were the first pieces that soon grew into a small collection of boys and girls clothing.
With our combined experience in fashion, we both felt confident in starting up our own business. Jessie had worked as Head Creative Pattern Cutter at Vivienne Westwood on her Gold Label. While I designed for Vivienne Westwood’s Man License and Man Collection. We enjoyed 5 inspirational years working on various aspects of the design and manufacturing processes.
When the two of us decided to start our own kidswear brand, it was all about using our experience, and passion, to create beautiful clothes that people could genuinely enjoy.
Every day since has been about developing new shapes, cuts and clever patterns that can transform an ordinary garment into a wonderfully designed piece. Trying to develop and push our brand so that it has its own unique identity.
For our collections we source the highest quality fabrics from the UK, Italy and Portugal. We work with mostly 100% natural fibers. Our cotton fabrics are super soft and some have special silk-touch finished. For Outerwear, we work with luxury cashmere and mohair wool blends. Our jacquards and print designs are carefully chosen for their uniqueness.
Our colour palette is based on a classic range of navy, red, pink and grey. We combine these colours with individually chosen jacquards, prints and checks that reflect the inspired theme of the season.
We work with manufactures and mills that, like us, understand the importance of good quality and attention to detail.
It is not only the fabric, but also the cut of the garments that defines our brand. Our designs play with a variety of shapes, circles, spirals and squares folded in unconventional ways to create exciting, new silhouettes. We do not limit ourselves in fabric consumptions or design effort to create our individual styles, which we hope will be recognised both now and in years to come.
Typical of a Jessie and James collection is our jersey combined with woven range of dresses. These are very versatile pieces, suitable for both daywear and party wear to stand out from the crowd, and are especially loved by our little customers because of their comfort and style.
Our boy’s classic’s collection is popular for it’s soft jersey range of baggy trousers and simple square tees, which are perfect for playing and exploring. The collection provides a range of timeless pieces that exemplify the Jessie and James signature look. This collection has been designed with the idea that it can be worn all year round.
Our aim is to create comfortable clothes with a playful twist. After all, it is childrenswear! For us, luxury means both comfort and fashion combined. We enjoy every aspect of the design process and hope our collections bring our customers much happiness. For us, designing is a pleasure.