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.
We haven’t seen the final edit but i know we are all excited to see the final outcome.
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.
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 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?
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.
Listen to what he had to say about Savile Row in the 70’s
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.
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
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!
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
“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
“I found it to be lots of fun an I enjoyed the freedom to experiment” – Moon
“I found it fun I was able to bring my creativity out” – Amy
Nina, Brianna and Wuzzy’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