The Silver Cross design team worked closely with Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, founder and designer of the Marie-Chantal brand, to create the collection, which includes three prams – the coach-built Kensington, Sleepover travel system and lightweight Reflex – plus a cot bed, chest of drawers, baby bedding and blankets.
“I am so happy to have collaborated with Silver Cross – it was a wonderful stroke of serendipity,” says Princess Marie-Chantal. “I took the inspiration for the Marie-Chantal Silver Cross collection of prams from my love of classic, traditional designs with a modern twist.
“For the fabrics, I started with heritage English colours and, inspired by classic English cars, I added in matte greys and creams – focusing on the rich textures that I adore from grey flannels and Scottish heather tweeds,” she continues. “The quilting on the pram mattress has my signature angel wing motif. As a finishing detail, I chose elegant trims of tan leather.
“As a mother of five children, it was wonderful to work on the design of the cot bed and the chest of drawers, as I used my experience to add in details to the furniture that I would have loved when my children were young.
“The baby bedding and blankets are a luxurious blend of cashmere and pure new wool, soft and cosy, which is so important for babies’ tender skin. The colours I selected reflect the Marie-Chantal childrenswear brand, with the iconic angel wings and Marie-Chantal crest.”
Silver Cross CEO, Nick Paxton, adds, “We’ve loved working with Princess Marie-Chantal to design the first-ever, exclusive Marie-Chantal Silver Cross collection. Her passion for elegant, timeless design and heritage English colours has enabled us to create an exquisite and beautiful range that we are now delighted to unveil to the world.”