Netflix has announced a partnership with the British Fashion Council, commissioning three young scholars to create regency garments inspired by the new Original Series Bridgerton.
The BFC Scholars Aurélie Fontan, Edward Mendoza and Shanti Bell, were mentored by Designer Richard Quinn to create fabulous period costumes worthy of modern-day gossip columns. The final designs were modelled by the stars of the hotly anticipated series Phoebe Dynevor, Nicola Coughlan, Claudia Jessie, Adjoa Andoh and Golda Rosheuvel and photographed by Amber Pinkerton.
Gemma Juviler, Commercial Director, British Fashion Council said: “This year has been one of the hardest for the British fashion industry. We are delighted to partner with Netflix to support our talented designers to work on one of the biggest shows of the year – Bridgerton.
“This collaboration with Netflix illustrates the vital position fashion plays in television, the actors’ characters were brought to life by our scholars’ beautifully designed looks for the campaign shoot.
“Richard Quinn, awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design in 2018, has also played an instrumental part in mentoring the scholars during the design process – demonstrating the power of BFC’s network and the importance of education in this partnership.”
Bridgerton is an American streaming television period drama series created by Chris Van Dusen and produced by Shonda Rhimes. It is based on Julia Quinn’s novels set in the competitive world of Regency London during the season, when debutantes are presented at court. It premiered on Netflix on December 25, 2020.
The drama centers on the Bridgerton family: Violet, Dowager Lady Bridgerton; her four sons, Anthony, Benedict, Colin and Gregory and her four daughters, Daphne, Eloise, Francesca and Hyacinth. Also featured are the Featheringtons: Portia, Lady Featherington; her husband the Baron; and their three daughters, Philipa, Prudence and Penelope.
Creator Chris Van Dusen (Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy) brings the reimagined regency story to life only on Netflix.