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Tamsin and Seraphina Davis are sisters in ethical fashion design. They started their label a few years ago to bridge the gap between style, versatility and ethical production. Here's a taster of their interview in ACOFI.
Written by Amelia Gregory
Nancy Dee by Kellie Black.
Tamsin and Seraphina Davis are sisters in ethical fashion design. Nancy is a long standing family name and Dee simply stands for the initial of their surname, Davis. They settled on the label Nancy Dee because it is a little bit kitsch and reflects the style of their designs.
How did Nancy Dee come about?
Seraphina is my younger sister by four years and she has the background in fashion design whereas I have worked in the film industry and studied economics and social policy, so I am better suited to managing the business side. We started working together because Seraphina wanted to market her designs and she needed a partner. I had just finished my studies and wanted to work on something related to social policy. We launched Nancy Dee in 2008 to create garments that bridge the gap between style, versatility and ethical production.
How do you manage to keep your designs both retro and up to date?
Fashion is cyclical by nature, and all trends are developments on past ideas. We take the shapes and references that appeal to us from history and… read more