A little about
Collier & Robinson was formed in March 2003 primarily to produce club blazers for visiting rowing crews to Henley on Thames, the undisputed home of British Rowing. The rich pageantry of the Henley Royal Regatta means that not only the rowing crews themselves, but also the spectators and former oarsmen and women had a need for locally produced, hand-made blazers and accessories. In January 2018, we launched our ‘Henley inspired’ ready-to-wear collection for men, women and children.
Collier & Robinson is headed by CEO and Creative Director, Kristie Robinson. With her meticulous eye for detail and love of colour the brand has grown into a global business. Kristie studied Fashion Design and Production at the South African Academy of Clothing Technology and then the Cape Town College of Fashion Design. Before she left the Cape Town College of Fashion Design, she had already secured a job as assistant designer at Juanita Pacheco, a leading Fashion brand in South Africa at the time. She now lives in Henley on Thames with her husband, Mark Shemilt, and 3 children who are the inspiration for her childrenswear collection.
Since its humble beginnings in 2003, Collier & Robinson now have in excess of 300 institutions that we make blazers for from the Henley Rowing Club in Henley on Thames to Brown University on Rhode Island in the United States from Frankfurter and Germania Rudderklub in Germany to Toowong Rowing Club in Australia. Our blazers and accessories have been worn by 4 year old ring-bearers at family weddings to top sporting personalities across the world.
We are a friendly company who take great pride in the fact that all of our blazers are still hand-made to a high quality in our workshop in Henley on Thames using the finest fabrics and trimmings from some of the best mills and suppliers in England. Our customers can therefore have complete confidence in the quality, integrity and provenance of any Collier & Robinson garment.