Thornton Bregazzi, the new reference
Justin and Thea have never paid the blindest bit of notice to trends. Nor do they court celebrity or kick up their heels at fashion bashes. Instead the design duo – who are partners in real life as well as fashion – spend almost every waking hour honing their lovingly crafted creations. They’re also perhaps, the only fashion designers to have come from the Isle of Man. Here they grew up at opposite ends of the island (20 miles apart), meeting first at the age of 18 at an Art Foundation course. Although they both went their separate ways – Justin studied fashion at Winchester School of Art and Thea at the University of Central Lancashire, followed by a spell as a designer for Helen Storey and as a fashion stylist respectively – they reunited on a project for Storey that made them realise what they really wanted to do was work together on their own label.