British knitwear brand Alex Gore Browne is based out of Alex’s Cotswolds studio.
Elegant and eternally wearable, Alex Gore Browne knitwear is made from the finest, thoughtfully sourced cashmere, merino wool and cotton. Each piece is knitted to shape on a range of industrial knitting machines then hand finished and delicately embroidered by the team in the Oxfordshire studio.
Alex began her fashion career at Central St Martins where she completed a BA in Textiles with First Class Honours, followed by an MA in Fashion. She studied under the direction of tutor and course director Louise Wilson, alongside peers including Jonathan Saunders and Roksanda Ilincic.
On graduating from Central St Martins in 2000 (returning thereafter as a visiting lecturer) and becoming the recipient of a prestigious award from the Lottery Fund, Alex launched her namesake label Alex Gore Browne. The range, a selection of fine knitted jumpers and sweater vests, chunky knitted sweaters and statement accessories, is unique in its fresh take on knitwear.
In addition, Alex sold designs to fashion houses including Donna Karan and Louis Vuitton who included her pieces in ready-to-wear collections. She also designed and made show pieces for Alexander McQueen under the direction of the late Alexander ‘Lee’ McQueen. Alex was appointed knit consultant at Nina Ricci under the direction of Peter Copping and then returned as a knit consultant again for Alexander McQueen under the direction of Sarah Burton
Alex is constantly developing her knitwear style, experimenting with new techniques to create innovative new structures and combinations of yarn. She is continually creating new designs and is inspired by, and never confined by, the boundaries of knitting. Her unique designs have been featured in publications across the world including British Vogue, Vogue US, Sunday Times Style and Sunday Telegraph Magazine.
Knitted in carefully picked, family run Italian factories, AGB knits are made to the highest quality whilst maintaining considerate working practices. In an effort to reduce excess stock, pieces are often made to order, plus the brand is making every effort to further improve their sustainability and gaining more clarity on supply chains. Materials are ethically sourced and traceable back to the farm of origin through chain of custody, with suppliers all being RWS certified.