Interview with Mickey Sunshine

We had the opportunity to interview Mickey Sunshine who is a personal tailor that rents a table at Henry Poole & Co!

Deconstruction Workshop Part 2

On Tuesday 24th the students that didn’t have the opportunity to attend the deconstruction workshop at the Museum of London with Tim Long because of interviews that they need to attend were given a second chance!!

What was created was absolutely incredible!

” Deconstruction Fashion – The Making of Unfinished, Decomposing and Re-assembled clothes”- M.Barnard

Jaybee's Work

Jaybee’s Work

Jaybee's Work

Jaybee’s Work

Jaybee's Work

Jaybee’s Work

Jaybee's Work

Jaybee’s Work

Jaybee's Work

Jaybee’s Work

“I had fun exploring the jackets layers and was very creative in terms of constructing it into something new. It was hard to rip it at first because I thought it was such a waste of money but was definitely worth it.” – Jaybee

Moon's Work

Moon’s Work

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Moons Work

Moons Work

Moons Work

Moons Work

Moons Work

“I found it to be lots of fun an I enjoyed the freedom to experiment” – Moon

Amy's Work

Amy’s Work

“I found it fun I was able to bring my creativity out” – Amy

Nina, Brianna and Wuzzy's Work

Nina, Brianna and Wuzzy’s Work

Wuzzy's Work

Wuzzy’s Work

Wuzzy's Work

Wuzzy’s Work

Wuzzy's Work

Wuzzy’s Work

Nina and Brianna's Work

Nina and Brianna’s Work

Nina and Brianna's Work

Nina and Brianna’s Work

“Its was a good way to experiment with styling and I never knew a jacket can look different” – Wuzzy

“It wasn’t my favourite workshop so far but I did like do the task and looking at the before pictures to see the transformation” – Nina

“I liked seeing how the jacket was constructed but wasn’t that great at creating something new” – Brianna

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Neda's Work

Neda’s Work

Neda's Work

Neda’s Work

Neda's Work

Neda’s Work

Rebel Of Tailoring – Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen : Savage Beauty

The legendary designer Alexander McQueen dropped out of school aged 16 and managed to find work on Savile Row. McQueen began by working at the tailoring house Anderson and Sheppard, and then moved on to Gieves and Hawkes. ”Alexander McQueen joined here in 1984 or 1985. He didn’t have an introduction I don’t think, he just came in to apply in person. The firm’s policy at the time was to take young people who had not been to college as they were easier to train. Sixteen was a typical age for apprentices joining the firm. It’s fair to say he was very intense in all his conversations with the other tailors and was very passionate about what he was doing”- Anderson and Sheppard employee.

Alexander McQueen decided to move on from Savile Row and pursue a career in fashion design, that we all are familliar with, and his legacy and influence in fashion continues.

The Savage Beauty exhibition at the V&A museum showcases some of the best of Mcqueen’s work. Photography is not allowed in the exhibition, but this allows you to fully immerse yourself in the experience and really appreciate the greatness right in front of your eyes- All photos where taken from Vogue.com

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Alexander McQueen’s company decided to go back to Mcqueen’s tailoring roots, and opened up the Alexander McQueen bespoke tailoring house in 2012 on 9 Savile Row where suits are made with the highest levels of care and precision, but in the rebellious Mcqueen style that we are all familliar with.

Alexander McQueen 9 Savile Row

Alexander McQueen 9 Savile Row

More Interviews!!! – Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson is a self made tailor at Savile Row who is in partnership with Brian Lishak, however he was apprentice at Huntsmans tailor house which is were he gained his skills. Listen to what he had to say about his experience.

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Brian Lishak also was an apprentice and Huntsman man before partnering with Richard Anderson, he was an apprentice shirt maker and is now a salesman.

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Interview – Anderson & Sheppard

We interviewed four workers at Anderson & Sheppard, the first is Leon Powell who is a cutter at Anderson & Sheppard who is a very professional and loyal to his company. He had some very interesting things to say, it’s a definite MUST listen!!!

When meeting him he was incredibly passionate about the trade that he is in and you can most certainly hear that in the interview.

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We also interviewed Rosemary Bolger who is a waistcoat maker at Anderson & Sheppard who has a interesting start to the industry! Take a listen!

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Our third interview was with Derrick Tomlinson who is a coat maker and the job happens to run in the family.

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Last but not least was the fourth interview that we did with Michael Arter who is a trouser maker at Anderson & Sheppard, Find out when he started working at the company!

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Interview – Joseph Morgan of Chittleborough and Morgan

ANOTHER INTERVIEW IS UP!!

We interviewed Joseph Morgan who owns half of Chittleborough and Morgan and also is a head cutter at the company, when interviewing him we found that he has a youthful mind and knows about that latest fashion despite how long he has been in the industry.

Joseph Morgan

Joseph Morgan

http://www.chittleboroughandmorgan.co.uk/

https://twitter.com/chittleboroughm

Dior & I – Raf Simons

Raf Simons is the creative director of the legendary luxury brand Christian Dior and there is a movie coming out about his highly anticipated first collection and he only had a 8 WEEKS !!  However before he became the creative director of Dior Raf Simons became a self-trained menswear designer and decided to launched his ‘Raf Simons’ label in 1995. Even though Simons is the creative director of Christian Dior, he continues to release his own collections every season.

Here is Raf Simons most recent collection (A/W 15-16)      

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(photos for Vogue.com) Check out the trailer of Dior & I