Fashion generation - Joy Hinton and Camilla Britten

PUBLISHED: 00:00 04 March 2015

Joy and Camilla Hinton

Joy and Camilla Hinton


Style is their business - bridal style. Mother and daughter Joy Hinton and Camilla Britten from Knutsford Wedding Gallery tell us about their passion for fashion

Joy and Camilla HintonJoy and Camilla Hinton

Joy Hinton says

I suppose my love of fashion started when I had my little girl, Camilla. I could parade her around in pretty dresses, actually spending more on her clothes than on mine! Before then, as a young woman it was all about my trendy tennis gear which I lived in most of the time, playing tournaments around the country.

Joy and Camilla HintonJoy and Camilla Hinton

Of course I then progressed into the generally terrible fashion of the 70’s - mini skirts, hot pants and platforms. The 80’s weren’t any better for me with shoulder pads and power dressing – which at the time I made full use of being an interior designer and Dallas being my favourite programme.

Nowadays it is hard to dress too formally in Knutsford Wedding Gallery as it is quite a physical job, helping girls try on their gowns. Clothes need to be comfortable as we are so busy. My daughter tells me I wear too much black, a slight laziness I fear as my priority is for my clients and for them to look fabulous.

However, my preferred fashion designers are Joseph Ribkoff and the classic, clean lines of Hobbs & Co.

Camilla Britten says

My fashion interests first started when I was at university in Lancaster, studying management and organisation, where I had a part time job working for high-street brand, Dorothy Perkins. After I obtained my degree, I continued to work for Arcadia Group but this time trouble shooting in a managerial capacity for their northern stores, including the Trafford Centre and the Arndale Centre.

Over the years my fashion sense has developed and I like classic clothes. Karen Millen is one of my favourite designers and I admire Victoria Beckham’s style greatly. Her designs are simple but elegant; as less is more. I also respect her career development and how she has now become a style icon in her own right, through genuine talent and determination.

One of my favourite, fun dresses was my engagement party dress by Forever Unique. I loved this outfit as it was a young, fun style that fitted in perfectly with my party plans at the time. Of course I also loved my wedding dress, but my taste in wedding gowns continues to evolve and as both mum and I are constantly looking and keeping up to date with new bridal designers. We have to bring the very best choice to our clients!

Knutsford Wedding Gallery, 11/13 Minshull Street, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6HG

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