Queen’s Couturier designs fan for Lord Mayor’s Appeal
The Worshipful Company of Fan Makers has launched a specially designed hand fan to mark the impact of COVID-19 on so many lives in 2020 and to raise funds for the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Appeal.
The Fan Makers’ Company began in 1709 as a trade guild for the makers of traditional folding fans but now includes modern mechanical fans of every kind.
This new fan is the creation of Stewart Parvin MVO, designer of many of the Queen’s most striking and elegant costumes.
In this, his first accessory for general sale, Stewart has been inspired by themes of resilience, hope and a brighter future. There is a movement from darkness to light with a rainbow of promise and blue sky of hope arising from the dogged determination of the key workers throughout the pandemic.
The design includes flowers of London Pride, the first plant to appear on the rubble of the Blitz bombsites.
Stewart Parvin said “I so enjoyed designing my first fan and I am delighted that the profits will support the Lord Mayor’s Appeal”
The fan leaves are made of silk, woven in Suffolk.
A fan encased in a blue silk lined presentation box is priced at £125.
This is a unique opportunity to buy a limited-edition piece of British couture by a personal designer to Her Majesty the Queen.
The Lady Mayoress was presented with the fan in October at The Mansion House by the Master, Colin Bramall, with Stewart Parvin who explained the design.
How to order
To place an order send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, the number of fans you wish to buy and the address to which you wish the fan to be sent.
Postage, packaging and insurance costs are in addition to the base price and are:
UK: £12.50 per fan
Europe: £20.50 per fan
United States and elsewhere: £27.00
Please send your total remittance (fans and postage and packaging) to Worshipful Company of Fan Makers, Account Number 09824855 Sort Code 60-00-01. Please reference your payment “FANS Your surname”. If you are paying from an overseas bank the IBAN code GB15NWBK60000109824855 please include the payment reference as above. We do not have a credit card facility.
Once your remittance has been received, then your order will be confirmed by email.
Delivery of the fans will be from early December.
Videos explaining how the fan was designed and made, and also, an interview with Stewart Parvin can be found at https://fanmakers.com/2020-com... .