Meet Minkie – Welcome to our Blog

Minkie is proud to present our brand new shiny blog! After the excitement of launching our very own website, we thought it was about time we shared some of our favourite fashion stories.

So come on in and welcome to the Minkie blog, a place for fashion, fun and vintage inspired gorgeousness!

In our very first post we wanted to give you a peek behind the scenes of our womens fashion label, proudly made in London for more than 10 years.

Minkie is the creation of designer Sally Burne who has transformed her love of print and 70’s design into a thriving independent label. Sally is our creative guru, bringing her unique style and passion for design to every piece. She can normally be found sketching up a storm or overseeing brand new designs at our London studio, her story is our story.

Inspired by a meeting with John Galliano when she was 16, Sally caught the fashion bug hard. From there she soaked up design knowledge first at art school and then at the prestigious Royal College of Art where she was awarded a degree in Fashion Textiles. Her career took her around the world, working on shoots for the iconic Dazed and Confused and interning in Switzerland with the great textile design house JAKOB SCHLAEPFER. During this time she designed fabrics for couture brands like Chanel, Prada and Dior. Sally was inspired to begin her very own label and Minkie was born.

Behind the scenes at Minkie HQ in London you can always find a mish mash of beautiful fabric. We have a serious thing for great prints and this is an inspiration point for many of our designs. Our team has a strong textile design background meaning that they understand just how fabric can influence and inspire great clothing.

We embellish lovely fabrics with fringing, embroidery and lace to create exclusive designs. We always remember the little details that can turn a good outfit into a gorgeous one.

Minkie is a proud London designer and all of our clothes are made here in our little North London studio. The capital with its melting pot of styles and beating fashion heart is always an inspiration to us. A walk through the streets around our studio is always a great way to get the creative juices flowing!

We cut and create clothes in a unique way, drawing on vintage designs and flattering patterns, meaning our clothes suit multiple body shapes. All Minkie designs are produced in just one size, carefully designed to flatter a wide range of body sizes.

Creating quality designs is as important to us as creating beautiful ones and all of our clothes are hand finished with love.

The Minkie journey has been a long and exciting one. From a small outlet on Portobello Road we grew to be one of Topshop’s most popular concessions and over ten years later Minkie designs are still making waves with fashionistas and fashion bloggers around the world. Our clothes are stocked in exclusive boutiques and on major fashion sites like ASOS Marketplace and SilkFred.

In 2015 we launched our website, offering our full range of exclusive and limited edition designs in one place. Now Minkie fans can shop directly with us and get the scoop on our newest pieces before anyone else.

We also offer next day delivery meaning you can get your hands on that new design in no time at all.

Our passion for womens fashion, latest trends and great design is as strong as ever and we’re super excited about what the future holds for Minkie.

Are you as excited about our blog as we are? Do you like our studio? What would you like to see in our future posts? Let us know what you think, comment below ..

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