5 Questions With…Cashmere Designer Madeleine Thompson
With her team spread across London, New York and Hong Kong, Madeleine is always kept super busy creating ultimate the wardrobe staples for women across the world. Style School talk to Madeleine about working with cashmere, and her latest collection featuring top British model Poppy Delevingne. Keep up to date with all of her latest news on her Madeleine Thompson blog. Madeleine Thompson can be found stocked online at Net-A-Porter. To see the full list of Stores that stock MT in London and throughout the UK please click here.
Above: Madeleine (left) and Sienna Miller wearing a MT beanie (right)
Above: Poppy wearing the Asymmetric jumper, GEM dress and the Maddie beanie in cream
1) What made you want to design in wool rather than any other medium?
It all began in 2006 after struggling to find a beanie in stores with the right mix of slouch and elegance, I designed a cashmere one for myself. I love working with cashmere as it is so luxurious and looks beautiful on anyone.
2) How should your cashmere ideally be worn?
Just enjoy wearing the pieces! My focus is on elegance and simplicity while still looking fresh, never fussy.
3) Tell us a bit about the woman that wears your cashmere?
I think she is difficult to put into one category. She’s any girl that likes to look great even on off duty moments from Saturday brunch to a walk in the park to the Monday morning Starbucks run.
4) Poppy Delevingne is the face of your brand. Why did you choose her?
Poppy always look beautiful. Whether she is on the red carpet or dressed down for the weekend she continues to look great and ever so stylish and is the perfect Madeleine Thompson ambassador.
5) A Cashmere designer should always…
Work with people you like and understand, Everything we do today is based on the same principles that started the business; we work with friends, and anyone who isn’t quickly becomes one. Most of the people involve din the brand on a day-to-day basis have known each other for years. Always listen to your consumer; we listen to our consumers, stores and end customers. We love feedback and take it on board, which is very important.