I recently spotted these images on my friend Emma’s Instagram and had to know more. Homebrunn is the brainchild of Emma Brunn, who I met while she was working in PR for Agnes b. She agreed to answer a few quick questions for the blog about her wonderfully homespun line of quilted jackets and waistcoats. Read and enjoy…!
Disneyrollergirl: What is Homebrunn?
Emma Brunn: Homebrunn is committed to making a home made product, with care, that is considerate to the environment and without a carbon footprint. Homebrunn creates small collections for women by women and always made in England. My mission is to create forever pieces with an accent of fashion; timeless garments, cherished pieces to keep and love.
My inspiration comes from re-making and sometimes slightly re-modelling vintage and secondhand items that I have found and loved and feel should be available to others to enjoy as much as I have. To make items of clothing that will come together and become wardrobe staples. A special piece that enhances an outfit for the day or the evening; individual pieces that stand out. Carefully considered, always.
DRG: How did it come about?
EB: I’ve always wanted to make a small handmade collection of clothing. Quality, loveable pieces that you grow with and they wear a little, but also get better with time.
DRG: What I love about the jackets and waistcoats I’ve seen on Instagram is the Liberty florals you’re using and the beautiful design and finishing. How do you choose the fabrics? Who makes the pieces and how did you decide on these rather naive (but charming) designs?
EB: The pieces are all handmade in a studio in London. The idea of jacket and waistcoat both come from vintage pieces I’ve had, worn forever but were slowly falling apart. I wanted to bring them back to life but also update them a little. I love the nostalgia of 1970s Laura Ashley and early Cacharel ditsy floral prints and I want to reimagine this with Liberty print fabric.
I wanted to try and evoke the same feeling I had as a child for those special pieces I loved, and to create beautifully made garments with great contrasting florals, it made sense to use Liberty print fabrics with the enormous selection of prints available.
DRG: What are your next steps and longer term ambitions?
EB: I’d like the collection to grow organically. I already have ideas for some new additions but at the moment I’m just enjoying the different fabric combinations for the jackets and waistcoats.
DRG: Where can we buy them?
EB: The website should be up and running shortly – homebrunn.com – meanwhile you can buy direct from me through Instagram.
WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
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