702's Azania Mosaka on Friday spoke to Fée Halsted, the founder of Ardmore, about their latest developments and successes following news that some of their designs have made it to Hermès.
Ardmore, established in 1985 by Fée Halsted, is known for its exuberant, exotic style exalting flora and fauna. Highly sought-after by collectors, its ceramic pieces; from tea sets and tureens to dishes and figurines; feature fantastical flourishes like elephants and monkeys or palms and proteas.
Two-and-a-half years ago, Hermès approached Halsted about a possible collaboration - they submitted six designs and two were accepted - The Savana Dance and La Marche du Zambèze.
Listen to Azania and Fée's conversation below:
We are incredibly proud to be South African designers that have been recognised by the luxury brand Hermès.— Fée Halsted, founder of Ardmore
It's been an incredibly journey and we're busy working hard to go to Cape Town right now, but more importantly for me is giving people self-worth and that's something Ardmore has really done.— Fée Halsted, founder of Ardmore