Harris Wharf London is a contemporary brand founded in 2010 by siblings Giulia and Aldo Acchiardi. The brand reimagine classic formal wear through a modern take on traditional tailoring.
The place that became more than a home
In 2007 the Acchiardi siblings, Giulia and Aldo, moved to London where they found the inspiration for their clothing collection – Harris Wharf London, which was launched in 2010. With their family’s history of textile craftmanship and innovation, the brand has steadily grown to become a contemporary classic. An emphasis on high quality fabrics and timeless cuts, never compromised but always accessible, makes Harris Wharf London a luxury brand in disguise.
Harris Wharf is located by stunning Regent’s Canal in Angel, London. It neighbours with Crystal Wharf, a modern residential complex, and Diespeker Wharf, an old building initially used as a timber yard. This is where Harris Wharf London began and holds the very soul of the company.
Giulia Acchiardi graduated in Fashion Design in London, 2008. After internships at Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood she decided to start her own label together with her brother, Aldo, who at the time was studying Economics. Giulia’s design philosophy is fundamentally to follow her instincts; learning and overviewing all aspects of the family business is equally important to the design process itself, she says. All styles are produced by the family factory in Turin, Italy.
Design and Sustainability
The jersey-focused collection, minimal and understated, features unlined and raw-edged clothes in an effortless take on traditional cuts and shapes. The aim is to create a style that lasts for many years thanks to the fabric longevity, trans-seasonal features and timeless design.
The sustainability process starts by carefully choosing first- hand, high quality fabrics that meet the expectations of sustainable characteristics such as traceability, natural fabrics being AZO and Reach compliant, as well as the capability of being recycled. To further reduce company's environmental footprint, the factory use a digital cutting system allowing maximum efficiency in fabric consumption and reducing the fabric waste.
Harris Wharf London only produces to order, meaning there is little leftover stock. Any eventual waste is then sent to a specialized consortium to be recycled into new yarn. Knowing that the fabric leftovers are taken care of in the best possible way through continued life cycle in other sustainable forms is very important to the owners.
This is their first collection for Lund & Lund, made with precision and created to last.