born Betty Jackson is one of Britain's best known designers both
in this country and internationally.After
studying for a degree in fashion and textiles at Birmingham College
of Art her career went from strength to strength.
A slinky backless number
In 1975 she started work as the chief designer at the fashion collective
Quorum alongside design legends Ossie Clark and Celia Birtwell.
eventually branched out and launched her own collection in 1981,
with her husband and business partner David Cohen. Just four years
later she had been given the prestigious title of British Designer
of the Year.
1987 her contribution to the fashion world was recognised again
when she was rewarded with an MBE.
might be a Lancashire lass but there's no sign of flat caps in Betty
Jackson's collections. Her designs ooze feminity and over the years
she has continued to produce designs which mix style with high fashion.
Her clothes are renowned for being flattering and wearable. Not
just made for the six foot girls that model them Betty Jackson clothes
are said to 'liberate the female form'.
Floaty dress from Betty's 2003 collection
the year 2000 Jackson's designs became even more accessible when
she was selected by Marks and Spencer to design their 'Autograph'
year Jackson creates two main collections which are previewed on
the catwalk at London Fashion Week. Each outfit is complemented
by a range of accessories.
also has two diffusion ranges 'BJ Accessories' and 'BJ Knits'. These
collections include knitwear line, mail order capsule collection
of clothes, accessories and home wear.
you will find Betty Jackson clothes everywhere from designer outlets
in London to as far afield as Japan. Not bad for a Lancashire lass