Harris Wharf London Everything began in 1928, as designer Giulia Acchiardi’s grandparents founded a ladies’ glove factory in Turin. Giulia Acciardi now heads the family business in its fourth generation. Although she designs Prêt-á-Porter fashion, she maintains the Italian art of crafting and sense of quality and combines this with a typical “Britishness”. Her collections are almost entirely produced in the family factory in Italy. Integral elements of her work are exquisite fabrics and consequently high quality of workmanship. She focuses on developing knitted fabrics that apear as if they were woven. Sharp cuts with unfinished seams are a characteristic of the Harris Wharf London style.