2018 is officially here and we'd love to wish you a very happy new year - we couldn't be more excited to show you the magical treasures we have in store for you over the coming months... But for now, we're keen to look back over our top 10 highlights of 2017 and share with you our very favourite moments from the past 12 months.
1. The Heroes Collection
To mark 5 years since the launch of the brand, Emma reworked and updated 5 of her signature designs into brand new colours and styles. The Amazon, Audubon, Giraffe, Pegasus and Silverback designs were all transformed to create a celebratory collection fit to transport you to another world...
2. EJS x Jamida tray launch
In November we introduced you to our striking birch wood trays, made in collaboration with Scandinavian interior experts Jamida. It was an exciting expansion of our fantastical product range, and since the launch, they've gone down a treat with you all! As homeware pieces varying in size, shape and colour, our trays instantly add a splash of unique design to any interior space, and we've loved seeing your reaction to these new EJS additions.
3. A new home in Harrods
In October we were delighted to announce the launch of our cushion collection in Harrods - as one of the most iconic and prestigious department stores in the world, it was a magical moment indeed for the EJS team.
87-135 Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge,
London SW1X 7XL
Open Monday - Saturday 10am - 9pm, Sunday 11:30am - 6pm
4. An African adventure
In the Summer Emma embarked on an incredible research trip in Africa, supported by Arts Council England, with the aim of researching ancient rock art, exploring visual inspiration and developing collaborations in South Africa. The beautiful landscape and animals of Africa have provided references for a number of Emma's drawings, and she was able to return to London with a fresh dose of inspiration ready for future collections to come...
5. Mary Berry's favourite scarf...
It was a joy to spot the wonderful Mary Berry sporting our Audubon silk scarf, during a spin at Goodwood on her BBC show "Mary Berry's Country Secrets". Mary, you look amazing!
6. Notebook galore
Yet another exciting moment of 2017 was the release of our luxurious silk notebooks in the Spring. We initially introduced the notebooks in a range of 5 fantastical designs, and just last month we released a selection of brand new editions... The New Year is the ideal time to update your desk with the perfect diary or planner, so we have a feeling that you'll enjoy these new designs as much as we do.
7. Aspinal x Emma J Shipley
We were delighted to team up with luxury lifestyle brand Aspinal of London again to create the Pegasus backpack capsule collection. Developed from Emma's signature Pegasus design, the backpacks are a luxurious delight and truly unique pieces.
8. Pritch Drakon bomber
2017 really was the year of fantastical collaborations with some incredible brands, next up we look back at our work with luxury leather experts Pritch. We worked together to feature our powerful Drakon design on a Nappa leather bomber, a strong and striking piece perfect for breathing some fire into your wardrobe!
9. Beauty and the Beast
One of our most exciting moments of 2017 was definitely our collaboration with Disney on the Beauty and the Beast collection. We were thrilled to embrace the tale as old as time, and to work on such a magical project. Emma was inspired by iconic characters and imagery from the original film to create a stunning range of scarves, womenswear and cushions to coincide with the release of the 2017 film.
10. Liberty's interior emporium
During 2017, Liberty redesigned their interior emporium, and we absolutely love it... It's a great opportunity to view our cushions within styled interior spaces to get some beautiful home inspiration.
Regent St, Carnaby
London W1B 5AH
2017 was an amazing year for us, and we'd like to say a huge thank you to all of our loyal customers for making it so special. From all of us here at team EJS, we hope you had a fantastic year and will have a wonderful 2018. And like we said, keep your eyes peeled - we have a feeling the next year will be even greater than the last...