Richard Allan established his business in Mayfair in 1962 and produced an exceptional range and quantity of cutting-edge designs in the 1960s and '70s. Our archive comprises many hundreds of original designs awaiting reinterpretation for the 21st century.
We are gradually expanding our own limited edition retail ranges and have conducted both collaborations and licensing projects with retailers and manufacturers worldwide including the likes of H&M and Harper’s Bazaar.
Please do contact us to discuss potential ideas and developments.
Since launching we have worked with H&M to create a sell-out fashion collection based on 1960s designs, marketed in seventy countries.
We recently collaborated with Harper’s Bazaar, creating a contemporary version of a scarf that was modelled as the cover image of the magazine in 1964.
To honour RIchard Allan himself who lived with Parkinson's, we have created a special edition large silk square ‘Breaking Free’ for Cure3 – an exhibition to raise funds for Cure Parkinson’s – in collaboration with Bonhams, Bond Street. This is both framed as an artwork and available to wear.
We have historically produced scarves for the Heritage sector including our London scarf, ‘Scottish Castles’, a commemoration of the Mersey Tunnel, and privately owned properties such as Easton Grey, Wiltshire.
Please contact us to discuss your ideas for exciting projects.
Exhibitions & Shows
Richard Allan London launched its gallery collection in Mayfair, in homage to the original business. This selection of limited edition archival prints was very well received by press and magazines. An exhibition of eighteen re-coloured framed originals followed at the Piper Building in Fulham, London, in context with John Piper’s huge artwork facades.
Our ‘Manhattan’ scarf starred in a group textile design exhibition ‘Textile Visionaries of Modern Art’ curated by Gray MCA in Mayfair, alongside designs by Picasso, Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson and contemporaries such as Vivienne Westwood and Cressida Bell.
We have recently collaborated with curators Artwise and Bonhams, Bond Street, to create a large special edition silk square ‘Breaking Free’. Two silk colour ways were also framed to great effect for the Cure3 group exhibition of international artists, followed by a sale to raise funds for Cure Parkinson’s.
This wonderful scarf is available in our online shop and via Cure Parkinson's. (All profits donated to Cure Parkinson's.)