September 15, 2021

As we enter London Fashion Week 2021, it’s worth reflecting on Coco Chanel’s wisdom – “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the steet, fashion is to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”

Like any catwalk, the streets of London offer buildings which are full of character, charm and historic descent including Chanel, Bond Street. Offering a wardrobe free from constraints and creating a visionary allure that becomes chic, timeless and yet modern, the flagship store is a style icon that proudly wears George Barnsdale’s historic sliding sash windows.

Having worked with timber since 1884, sustainability and resilience runs through the veins of George Barnsdale. The last 137 years has seen the company grow from a local joinery to a nationwide brand with one of the most advanced factories in the UK, complete with a research and development centre.

With a portfolio overflowing with an eclectic mix of projects from the cutest cottages to the grandest buildings, there is no doubt as to who would be chosen for one of the best dressed buildings in London this Fashion Week!

Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street; fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. – Coco Chanel

Falling into the Mayfair conservation area, the flagship store opted for George Barnsdale’s range of timber windows and doors to meet the strict requirements set out by the conservation area. Showcasing its stunning historic style box sash windows and spiral balance windows, the client’s clearly defined vision was brought to life.

There are many buildings that join the ranks of the best dressed including the likes of 150 Bishopsgate which features a listed Victorian shopfront, the prestigious no1 Palace Street, Queen Anne’s Gate and numbers one and twenty Grosvenor Square.

Delving into the future of conserving the past, George Barnsdale continues to work on research projects and new product developments to face the challenges of balancing the environmental impact of inefficient historic properties while maintaining their integrity.

Future Of Conserving The Past, How To Sustainably Specify Timber Windows. It is set to take place on Wednesday 29th September at 1pm. Click here to sign up