Ally Capellino is an independent British designer brand that was established in 1980 by Alison Lloyd and Jonathan Platt. Originally launching as an accessories company (the name is roughly translated from the Italian for ‘little hat’), and later expanding into classic tailoring and ready to wear, it has been described as the label that: “dominated the wardrobes of many sensible and stylish women throughout the 80s and into the 90s”. Following the restructuring of the original company in 1999, Lloyd relaunched Ally Capellino alone, focusing on bags. The brand now retails through two London shops, a web-store and via other retailers. Collaborations include a branded range for Apple and the Tate Gallery.