In your imagination there are no limits.
Life’s too short to live in shades of beige.
It’s time to unleash the colour! Release the kitsch! Surround ourselves with glorious eccentricity!
Love Hype and Glory was born from a love of eclectic British design culture. Our fashion and homeware designs are a heady mix of the incongruous and contradictory (who says we can’t?!) Where flamboyance, nature, exotic worldwide cultures and British history are all equal playmates.
Love Hype and Glory is a destination for the brave and fearless. We want to inspire others to boldly embrace their own style, to dress and live life through free expression - without fear of limitation. To help you along, we give you a wild mix of the unexpected. Products to add edge, style and interest to the lives and homes of very interesting people.
Launched in London in 2015 and now exclusively designed from studios in the Lake District Cumbria UK, all our products are handmade to order and crafted with the highest quality, ethically sourced materials. We still manufacture not only in London, but as our product offering expands, we have also partnered with carefully selected manufacturing experts from around the globe. This means wherever you are in the world, you can be sure of our very best service and excellent quality products.
Oh, and all our UK shipping is free - the price you see is the price you pay! Nice.
MEET THE FOUNDER
Suzanne is the Founder and Creative Director of Love Hype and Glory.
With a long career as a Costume Designer in theatre, TV and film industries, Suzanne is no stranger to creativity. Combine this with overseeing celebrity wardrobes, a clothing company or two, and she’s perfectly placed to create quirky fashion for people who want to live a life less ordinary.
“As an art student in eighties London, I was constantly asked “Are you really going out in that?” Or “You can’t wear that”. As a child I had been painfully shy and a bit of a loner, but moving to the anonymity of London with its Punk influences was such a catalyst. Among like minded people, I felt my insecurities melt away and finally felt fearless enough to dress how I wanted. Vivienne Westwood, Malcolm McLaren and the Buffalo Girl era shaped me then, and inspire me still. I was ambivalent to stares in the street and loved being different!
My first job was designing costumes for Ice Shows in UK, USA and Malaysia. It was all about extravagance, excess and flamboyance - the more outrageous the better! Explosions of colour, movement and gravity-defying construction. This ‘more-is-more’ attitude is firmly entrenched in me to this day. I would struggle to be minimalist - but do try on occasion!
My inspiration is never-ending and can be triggered by almost anything that catches my attention, a moment in time, a colour, a smell. I find the design influences of the18th century, particularly evocative. My favourite designer has always been Erte (Romain de Tirtoff) who’s breathtaking work inspired by nature, is quintessentially emblematic of the Art Deco style.
Never be afraid to make a statement. Be Iconic. Be bold, and be brave enough to wear clothes that are a true reflection of you.
Our imagination is the last bastion of freedom, and life is too short to be constrained. Let’s have some fun. Who’s with me?”
Live free 💜
WHAT WE DO
Everything we create is totally unique. We sell an unashamedly quirky selection of clothing, accessories and homeware which scream fearless style. We actively seek out innovative products, materials and evolving fashion trends that support our vision to make the world outrageously fabulous!
HOW WE DO IT
We like to keep things simple.
We offer free shipping on all UK orders!
Yep, Free Shipping on all our fabulous products. So the price you see is the price you pay!
Our products are not mass-produced. To bring our exclusive designs to life, each item is custom-made by our carefully vetted, reliable suppliers and experts both in the UK and globally. We always make sure our manufacturers share the same passion for great design and affordable quality. This means your bespoke product is created and printed on-demand when we receive your order. This ‘made-to-order’ business model allows us to operate in an eco-friendly, ethical manner with minimal environmental impact.
OUR WORKING ETHICS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
We have a strong socio-ecological commitment and remain conscious of our impact and contribution in the wider community; we are therefore committed to supplying ethically-sourced apparel.
The environment is a concern for many, and that’s why we have chosen to put ecology at the heart of our business activity by using the Print-on-Demand model. We strive to respect an ecological approach for each of the different stages of our work, by aiming wherever possible and practicable to work with:
Manufacturing companies committed to an ecological approach, respectful of the environment and human work (STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certification); OCS, affiliation to the Fair Wear Foundation)
Companies that adhere to WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production).
Where available, eco-certified water-based inks that are more skin and environmentally friendly and recycled packaging materials.
We carefully vet any third party manufacturers we may use to ensure they share our desire to create high quality garments whilst valuing the health and welfare of their staff. We endeavour to ensure to the very best of our ability that third party manufacturers either actively do not uphold the the points listed below, or currently hold Social Compliance Certifications such as WRAP, Fair Wear Foundation or commit to the Fair Labor Associations Guiding Principles to the best of our knowledge. All of which ensure:
To encourage our customers to be confident in themselves and who they want to be. At Love Hype and Glory we believe everything is possible. We want to inspire others to dress and live life through free expression - without fear of limitation.