Hayley Menzies | Fashion Designer, London, UK
This week we’re traveling to the UK, and my guest is Hayley Menzies, a London-based womenswear designer whose latest collection of powerful, eccentric knit and silk prints for Summer 2019 can be found at Harrods, Liberty’s and an array of cool concept stores and e-comm shops. A few years earlier, Hayley’s company was facing bankruptcy, and after sitting with her CFO, she pleaded for the chance to design just one more collection, to see if she could turn things around… and boy, did she. Her latest collection has been seen on celebs around the world, picked up by leading retailers and she’s now expanding her Notting Hill showroom and team to meet the needs of her rapidly growing business.
Hayley studied fashion design and styling at The London College of Fashion, moved on to spend time modelling and later, became an events planner working with prestigious clients including British royalty, Van Cleef and Arpels, The Royal Opera House and The Financial Times. Hayley eventually set up her own fashion label in 2010, after having discovered a scarf in Bangkok that she imported and sold on a stall in London’s Portobello Market.