the clothing we create is...
Led by head designer Frances and daughter Agy the team prides itself on designing sustainable, practical garments that can transition seasons and stereotypes.
Everything is handmade in our Ringwood based studio at the back of the store by a team of 7 creatives including recent graduates and experienced sewers.
Everything we design and create is in response to the damaging fast fashion industry. Carefully considered and not mass produced we encourage investing in clothes and keeping them forever.
The story so far...
Since opening our Lifestyle store in August 2017 we have evolved from a bespoke bridal and occasion wear design studio to a store that creates sustainable, hand made collections of clothes evocative of a simple lifestyle. This ‘lifestyle’ is something we have been honing for a long time, since its humble beginnings when our creative director Frances tentatively put a small collection of half a dozen garments in-store alongside our bridal wear. Inspired by a lifetimes love of fashion and the clothes she and the team craved to wear on a daily basis; drop-crotch trousers and easy-wear tops in low maintenance fabrics.
This then grew into seasonal collections that adapted with the weather and soon took over from bridal as our main passion. In October 2018 we moved away from making bridal entirely, finding we wanted to focus all our attention on our small production, design-led lines of lifestyle clothing. Now a team of 7, including Frances' daughter Agy who completed her Fashion degree in 2019, we are a busy and energetic business and we love every minute.
56 High Street Ringwood Hampshire BH24 1AG
We opened the Calm Amongst the Chaos store in Ringwood in the Summer of 2017. Passionate about individuality and creating an environment that isn't always easy to find on the High Street today we enhanced the original features of the old Butchers and it's now a unusual and welcoming space where there is always something to look at; somewhere to sit and be calm for a minute. With our working studio out the back (in the old meat store!) our whole process is on display and we love it when customers realise it's 'all made here!'
The Chaos studio in the market town of Ringwood is a hub of designing, making and creating.
Everything at Chaos is done in house by hand. We love every stage of the process from designing garments, selecting sustainable fabrics to making and carefully labelling. Every part of the procedure is just as important as the next and we pride ourselves on being #madeinengland