Fashion generation - Joy Hinton and Camilla Britten

Joy and Camilla Hinton

Joy and Camilla Hinton - Credit: Archant

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 Hinton

Joy and Camilla Hinton - Credit: Archant

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 Hinton

Joy and Camilla Hinton - Credit: Archant

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

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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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