Yesterday marks the first day of the two week Savile Row Project. We went to the Museum of London to have a tour of the history of London through clothing (were people say is the city that invented tailoring) and the different eras.
The Museum of London Garden Room
Top left is the first ever bikini
We also looked at a deconstructed mens jacket and really saw the ins and outs of what really goes into making a tailored jacket.
Inside a tailored suit
The first week is focusing on research of tailors and the history of the industry, there is much more to come.
Founded in 1813, Peckham Rye has gone from a one man business into a globally recognised house of fine tailoring.
With a store just off Carnaby Street we paid them a visit prior to filming to get a sense for the place.
Record of customer details.
A selection of items from their RTW line.
More commercially viable accessories from the RTW line – commercial lines have seen Peckham Rye grow globally.
Men’s suit, in construction.
A waistcoat awaiting collection.
To check out Peckham Rye in more detail, http://www.peckhamrye.com/
With the filming dates creeping ever closer we took the opportunity to snoop around the workshops of the tailors who will be at the heart of the film.
Kathryn Sargent’s Brook Street Studio
Our first appointment added a much needed sense of femininity to the preconceived concept of the male dominated atmosphere that surrounds Savile Row, with the female tailor Kathryn Sargent welcoming us to her incredibly refined, and totally bespoke, studio. Constructed entirely in Britain, naturally.
A look down into the Henry Poole & CO Studio
Working away in the Chittleborough & Morgan studio a few doors down, apprentice Francis constructs a bespoke pair of trousers.
Chittleborough & Morgan hosted us, displaying their somewhat fashion-forward approach to tailoring.
“No, we are totally above fashion”
Close-up of a women’s blazer, in construction.