About Henrietta

At Henrietta Bevan, we make the highest quality silk crepe de Chine shirts, skirts and dresses in beautiful prints and colours. Our versatile and chic clothing range is designed to be the ultimate, “anywhere, anytime” wardrobe staples, which never go out of style. The sensual silk clothes move and flow with the body, and are cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Timeless, flattering and elegant our loyal clients who range in age from 30 to 90 have been returning since we began. Our silk fabrics are screen-printed by a talented team of artisans near the Indian city of Mumbai in small print runs.

"The screen printing process is complicated, and the prints do not always come out perfectly but I enjoy the happy accidents along the way. My business has grown organically over many years, out of a deep-seated love of Indian textiles, print-making and finding the best, most original fabrics.At first I bought fabrics I discovered in Indian markets but often found them too bright; they would not translate back home. I started printing my own fabric, using traditional designs in strong European colours. After much trial and error, I found Ali, a tailor who runs his own small specialised team in Mumbai.

Originally a theatrical costume maker for Bollywood, his expertise, attention to detail and savvy tailoring is unsurpassed. I have been travelling to India for three decades now and have always been inspired by the block prints of Rajasthan in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. I love Chintz wall hangings, fragments from old Indian clothes and roller printed cottons. I marvel at the workmanship of the Indian textiles in the V&A. The vibrancy of life and kaleidoscope of colours have all inspired my business. It’s been such a pleasure to work and collaborate with so many talented artisans"


Henrietta Bevan, 2024