Step inside Whistles’ airy, bright office and you're instantly hit by a wall of…calm. Yes, the company is in the midst of launching its first U.S. franchise with Bloomingdale's, and a brand-new menswear collection will debut in the autumn, but the men and women of Whistles go about their business as if they haven’t a care (or a deadline) in the world. And, they're doing all this in pool sliders, city shorts, and tailored tees, no less.
None of this is a real surprise though. Over the last six years, the fashion label — under the leadership of CEO Jane Shepherdson — has made a name for itself with its effortlessly cool designs. The collections have become a fixture on high street and London Fashion Week
. So, we just had to catch up with the brand’s stylish workforce to talk shop and to find out what makes them tick. Day trips to Paris and birthdays off, apparently.
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