Whimsical, innocent and charming are the words that come to mind when looking at twenty-eight year old artist Luke Edward Hall’s work. His haphazard, fantastical sketches often feature Greco Roman heads, impeccably dressed boys and elephants and tigers galore – all finished with joyful splashes of colour. Now, for Bicester Village, Hall has created a plush one-stop pop-up store, named The British Collective, full of trinkets and gifts for the festive season. 

Inside The British Collective

Heavily inspired by the 1960s, Hall imagined an old eccentric English country house when designing the store. The result involves high glossy red paneled walls, curious geometric fabrics, draped velvet curtains and backlit shelved ‘windows’ to create the illusion of an old English drawing room’s large open windows. Deep green lounge chairs and pink and gold-leaf carpet add to the mood.

Inside The British Collective

Having studied menswear fashion design at Central Saint Martins before moving into art interiors, Hall has collaborated with the likes of Burberry, Christie’s and Bloomsbury and has even created his very own product range. His printed cushions, illustrated ceramics, festive baubles and a special collaboration with knitwear label John Smedley, which is exclusive to The British Collective, are all available to purchase in the store. If this isn’t getting you excited about your Christmas shopping, nothing will!

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