A different type of trip…by Ben Cooper
When photographer Ben Cooper told us about his impending tour through alpine summer-bliss (known as Chamonix to some), it's fair to say we just a wee-bit jealous. Though work wouldn't allow us to join, we did manage to pack his bag for him. And by that, we mean our favourite bits from the current collection.
A short 30 minute drive from Venice, Italy, there is a place close to our hearts; the place that cuts, shapes, dyes and ultimately produce our beloved buttons. This particular factory is well-known in the industry for its meticulous quality control and high quality wares. It is also the first factory in Europe ever to use the Corozo nut to make buttons, a nut known throughout the centuries as the Vegetable Ivory.
Made in London Bamberg Jacket
One of our main aims here at Wax is to create job opportunities for skilled workers in the UK as well as bringing back the actual ‘making’ tradition of British outerwear back to the country. Our Bamberg Jackets are made right here in London and is crafted from soft, British corduroy cloth in the shades of Olive and Mustard. A true British product indeed, we’re proud to say.
Filmmaker, Swedish native, and childhood friend of Wax’s Creative Director Steffy, Christoffer Sevholt, lends his passion and expertise to working on productions for Sweden’s answer to the BBC, SVT, and post production agency Shoot&Post. Unsurprisingly this has translated into an intrigue for and understanding about the chameleon-like nature of Swedish landscape, and its role in Swedish cinema.
Tailor Frida Fredricson realised her passion for sewing while watching her then housemate (of which Wax’s Steffy is also a former) create garments in their shared home. Instantly in awe of the art of creating something from scratch, Frida has a true love for the bespoke and the handmade. We sat down with her to discuss finding her niche, the importance of a personal connection with the customer, sustainable fashion and the key differences between men’s and women’s tailoring.