Salford born Jenna Barnes founded Raine & Bea after creating stage costumes for the West End musical Cabaret!
Jenna initially picked up her sewing skills from her mum who was a machinist of dolls prams and carrycots.
The name Raine & Bea comes from Jenna's daughters middle names Lili Raine and Nancy Bea, Jenna also has a son named George and not wanting to leave him out Jenna named her first collection 'Master George' taken from her son's medicine bottle.
Jenna chose not to study fashion at college or university, she worked in the mills around Salford and Manchester on a production line, sewing karate suits, trampolines, dolls prams and later into ladies fashion, shadowed by the Strangeways Prison tower.
She eventually landed her dream job as a sample machinist for brands such as Next, Jasper Conran, Principles, Ben De Lisi and Shop Direct.
An early highlight from Jenna’s years as a sample machinist was whilst aged twenty, she created the famous Maria Grachvogel green hot pants worn by Victoria Beckham on the catwalk at London Fashion Week in February 2000.
Jenna became self-employed in 2005 creating wedding dresses, evening gowns and red-carpet outfits for soap stars under her ladies fashion label Frockstar.
Her designs were stocked by Rags To Bitches, a leading independent boutique in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, this led to an invitation to work in the wardrobe department for Celine Dion in 2008 at the Manchester Arena.
The experience of working backstage was followed by a commission to create garments for Cabaret in 2012 starring Will Young and Michelle Ryan and later when Cabaret returned with Will Young and Louise Redknapp in 2017. In 2016 Jenna was asked to create costumes for Fleur East's summer festival tour after creating Fleur's custom dress for the Brit Awards. Jenna was then commissioned to create lingerie for the character sloane in Jim Steinman's Bat Out Of Hell 2017 & 2018.
Jenna opened the first Raine & Bea boutique in November 2018 in the picturesque Ribble Valley within the historic market town of Clitheroe. The boutique is in fact 'The Smallest Lingerie Boutique In Britain' .
Winner - Made In The Ribble Valley-Ribble - Valley Business Awards 2018
Finalist - Creative Business - Ribble Valley Business Awards 2018
Jenna was listed in the 2018 Lingerie Insight Power List
Shortlisted - Designer Of The Year - UK Lingerie Awards 2018
Nominated - Beacon Award - Ribble Valley Business Awards 2017
Finalist - Micro Business Of The Year - BIBA Awards 2017
Winner - Ribble Valley Business Awards - Creative Category 2016
Finalist - Ribble Valley Business Awards - Made In The Ribble Valley 2016
Finalist - Creative Category for The Enterprising Vision Awards 2016
Winner - Ribble Valley Business Awards - Made In The Ribble Valley 2015
Finalist - Ribble Valley Business Awards - Bowland Bio Energy Award 2015
Finalist - Ribble Valley Business Awards - Creative Business Award 2015