The Gilded Collection was so named after Alexandra and Genevieve's father, Richard, who revealed they are descended from French gilders. In 1685 his grandfather's Huguenot descendants, who were both gilders and clock makers, settled in London from France.

"The custom was to pass the secret of French gilding on to one son in each family. It was a great regret to my grandfather that the custom ceased after his grandfather." - Richard Smart

Signature gold and rose gold tones form a common thread throughout many GINGER & SMART collections from fabric crafted for garments to the hardware chosen for shoes and bags.

The photographic series below feature texture and fabrics from our Autumn/Winter collections with radiant golden hues by @waded.

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