Tailored Stories TV Premiere

Family_watching_television_1958Tailored Stories – An Oral History of Savile Row makes its TV premiere and will be shown at 20:05 on Monday 2nd November  2015.

It will be broadcast on the Community Channel which can be found at channel 63 on Freeview [Sky 539, Virgin Media 269].

Watch it with the family!

Don’t forget, it is still available to watch online at http://www.tailoredstories.org.uk/

Launch!

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The 24th June saw the launch of Tailored Stories – An Oral History of Savile Row at the London College of Fashion. Two days later the film was featured on Robert Elms Radio London Show.

The launch was introduced by the young people from LCF and Kensington & Chelsea College who were involved in making the film and they conducted a Q&A after the film was shown.

Hillary Carty from our major funders Heritage Lottery Fund wrapped up proceedings with an excellent speech.

A big thank you to everyone involved and those that attended.

The film is now online at http://www.tailoredstories.org.uk/ along with a short film called Tailored Portraits by Aashish Gadhvi visually showcasing some of the people in the film. There is also a short film about tailoring in neighbouring Soho.

All the audio versions of the interviews conducted for the project are on the site too.

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Editorial Meeting – Post Screening

We had a post screening before the main screening on June 24th just incase there was any changes that anyone would have liked to make or any interviews that wanted to be added in, there were a few tricks made here and there but all in all it was a beautifully made movie, the editing was fantastic everything was clean cut and created with the best equipment and you can really tell when you watch the movie.IMG_0690

We haven’t seen the final edit but i know we are all excited to see the final outcome.

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The few changes that were made is going to make the movie that much more brilliant, I can’t wait for the movie to come out.

CEO of T.M Lewin at SSU Fashion Conference

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The CEO of TM Lewin, Geoff Quinn was at the 1st SSU Fashion Conference it was such a pleasure to have him talk about the company and how the business has changed over the years.

TM Lewin is a men’s shirt retailer, it was founded in 1898 when Thomas Mayes Lewin opened his first shop in Jermyn Street, St James’s, London. They began producing shirts and accessories until the founder became one of the first to make the ‘coat-shirt’, a shirt that the wearer put on like a coat, fastening the buttons down the front.

Geoff Quinn mid sentence

Geoff Quinn mid sentence

Geoff Quinn has been working at TM Lewin for 35 years now starting for working in the stock room to pick up the sales of the shop to CEO handling the different store locations around the world, they had just opened their new store on Oxford Street that is 1 MILLION pounds in rent a year compared to there old store which was £280,000.

Towards the end of his speech I was getting ready to ask a question but unfortunately he had to hurry off but what I was going to ask was….

Because he mentioned in his speech that they mainly focus on menswear,

Why has TM Lewin mainly focusing on menswear and not womenswear because we are living in a society where woman are working a lot more, owning there own companies and taking care of themselves financially and pretty much taking over the world with a potential first woman president of the United States, why has TM Lewin fallen in the same way society is going?

Interview – Gareth Crowe

Interviewing Gareth Crowe would be the most laid back interview that we had done, talking to him was like having a conversation with somebody that you’ve know for ages and you love to hear the story of how the world used to be.

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Gareth Crowe

Listen to what he had to say about Savile Row in the 70’s

Dashing Tweeds – Guy Hills Interview

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Doing this interview with Guys Hills was refreshing because we have been going to interview different tailors that have been in the trade for 30+ years , however Guy Hills had a different experience, he opened his own store in 2008 called Dashing Tweeds, hear about how he started in the audio clip.

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Meyer and Mortimer Interviews

We interviewed Brian Lewis who is the co owner of Meyer & Mortimer and Norris who is an alteration tailor.

Interviewing Brian Lewis was an absolute pleasure, the stories that he had where endless and you could truly tell the love and passion that he has for his trade.

BTS interview with Brian Lewis

BTS interview with Brian Lewis

Now we interviewed the man that only goes by one name, Norris, he is an alteration tailor at Meyer and Mortimer and he seemed a little uncomfortable when the interview first began but he then quickly loosened up when the talk started to really turn to his current work and what he is working on today. Take a listen!

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