Marie St John and her then-fiancé Robert Gray founded St. John, a women’s luxury knitwear label, in 1962. Marie was working as a model and had designed and created her own simple skirts and matching tops which soon attracted attention from fellow models. From this, Marie began producing samples and, with her partner, she founded her eponymous label. Over the years, the brand has become internationally recognised as a premium American knitwear company. St. John is now based in California, under the ownership of Fosun Fashion Group and is helmed by Zoe Turner as Creative Director.
St. John has been known for its use of vibrant colours and a timeless aesthetic- characteristics which are continued by the brand to this day. Under Zoe Turner, the label looks to create classic pieces with a modern outlook, resulting in luxurious wardrobe staples to last a lifetime. Neutral toned rib knit shirts and essential wool sweaters are met with elegant wide leg trousers and tweed knit jackets. St. John exudes sophistication, offering silk shirts, cashmere jumpers and boucle knit skirts of the highest quality. Bold colour palettes, geometric prints and tie-dye details add a playful edge to refined designs, while understated pieces are available in soft muted tones and classic silhouettes. Chunky gold jewellery has recently become signature to the label and finishes off any outfit decadently and perfectly.
At the heart of the brand lies a commitment to exceptional craftsmanship, which enables St. John to produce such luxurious collections. Expert artisans create each garment, using the finest materials and yarns, beautifully finished with handcrafted buttons and design details honouring the heritage of the house.
St. John collections can be accessed through the brand’s online store and via Harrods.