Working with a royal tailor

Ella Vine and Marek Markowski
Ella Vine and Marek Markowski

Thurrock’s Ella Vine collaborates

Thurrock’s lingerie entrepreneur Ella Vine has teamed up with a royal tailor Marek Markowski to design a range of exclusive smoking jackets for men and women in the style worn by Prince Charles, Tom Cruise and David Bowie.

This unique collaboration was launched officially last week at Ella Vine annual fashion show in London, where models were presenting beautiful underwear worn under designer luxury smoking jackets.

Ella, 32, opened a lingerie brand called Ella Vine only nine months ago following business mentoring help from Essex Innovation Programme, supported by Essex County Council.
The brand is famous for its poppy suspenders that attach to stockings in a quick and easy way. The venture is going from strength to strength and more and more designer products can be found in the online store: handmade fine jewellery, shoes, dresses and now the exclusive smoking jackets.

Ella said: “The smoking jackets were designed especially for Ella’s online store and presented at our catwalk last week in London during Grand Opening of Miss Poland in the UK & NI 2018.”


Marek Markowski is a sought-after tailor who has made jackets for Prince Charles, Tom Cruise, and, for Madam Tussauds, where he dressed James Bond.

Marek spend many years working for leading houses in Saville Road, who designed for the Rolling Stones and David Bowie.

Ella added: “Now we bring a collection of smoking jackets made by Marek Markowski to Thurrock. They can also be made on measure on order at any time.”

She says 50 per cent of her customers are men and that is why she is branching out into men’s fashion.


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