Fashion designer Ted Baker has just opened his first retail store in Toronto adding a little otherworldly charm to our otherwise U.S.-dominated shopping experience.
As if the clothes weren’t enough, the brand is launching “Baker’s Dozen”, an art initiative celebrating favourite British pastimes. When you spend $250 or more at TedBaker.com, you get to choose a print commissioned by Ted, himself and illustrated by the Association of Illustrators in the UK. Learn about “cockney” slang with Paul Bommer’s print or how to play England’s garden party staple with Gemma Latimer’s ‘Croquet’.
Personally, I thought ‘Camping” by Matt Richards was a great representation of the bizarre British way of camping (or “caravanning”) that my mom always told me stories about – she grew up in Oxford, and ‘Gardening‘, because well, who doesn’t like watching squirrels manically maintain a typical British garden.
For more on this series, visit: www.tedbakerpromotions.co.uk/bakers-dozen/