Professor Richard Weston first came to our attention on television screens last year, featuring on a programme showing an open day at Liberty London. The professor of Architecture showcased his scarves to buyers at the iconic London store and had an order placed almost immediately. Having conquered the fashion world, Weston is focusing his attention on beauty for his next venture. In a Wild for Bees collaboration, Weston has designed a limited-edition slipcase for the brand’s award winning 24-hour Milk & Honey Lotion, as well as a limited-edition digital-print silk scarf.
What is so unique about Weston’s designs is his use of nature – taking the colours and patterns seen in rocks, fossils and minerals and converting them to a striking digital image, ensuring he is the perfect partner for the project, which aims to increase awareness of the plight of the honey bee.
Throughout July, August and September £1 of all sales from the lotion will go to the British Bee keepers Association and the adapt a Beehive project. The scarf will retail at £170 and will be available at Debenhams and the Burt’s Bees website. Sweet as honey!