24 Feb From Fashion Studio To London Fashion Week
Designers based at the FC Designer Workspace have access to FEL’s Fashion Studio team. The Fashion Studio can create first patterns, toiling, seals, grades and short run production from 1 unit to 300 units in all sorts of apparel from lingerie to evening gowns. The team are experienced at working with new and start up brands and have worked with London Fashion Week designers such as Huntsman, Sophia Webster, Peter Pilotto and Thomas Tait. This season Fashion Studio Manager, Agnes Szepligeti, worked with the Australian artist Tahlia Stanton on her designs for GENT London.
GENT London rework high end, vintage classics by collaborating with renowned artists to create hand painted one-off wearable art. This season this included Tahlia, with over 2 million social media followers, Tahlia’s work celebrates beauty, freedom and self-expression, and is promoted almost exclusively through TikTok, Instagram and YouTube.
Instead of painting on existing garments Tahlia created distinctive tapestries that incorporate her fashion illustrative style. It was with these tapestries and design ideas that Agnes and the Fashion Studio team got to work on the patterns and samples. Tahlia’s three GENT London collaborative designs were presented on the catwalk at Soho House during London Fashion Week and the feedback was fantastic.
Agnes commented: “GENT London created this live event to promote CATCH 22 and as an umbrella for new artists to showcase their work. The main part of the show was about fashion and artist collaborations and creating contemporary art from upcycled luxury garments and bags.
“We met with Tahlia Stanton at the fitting before the event and we were greeted with a special welcome upon arrival to the show. Her humble and beautiful personality shines through her work, and captivates everyone. The highlight of the event was of course our 3 garments, which we made from Tahlia’s printed tapestry. The three looks included her hand painted luxury bags which matched our dresses and perfectly reflected her style.
“Tahlia’s tapestry type of fabric requires a great skillset to work with and modify. We needed Singh, our expert sample machinist, to be able to create the finish, which resembled the Chanel and Dior resort collections with all the applied fringes and small details on the cuffs, pockets and zips. Our master cutter Boyko made the pattern pieces with placement print cutting, to emphasise Tahlia artwork. It was challenging but I believe the result was worth the effort and the guests were amazed and stood up and clapped when our garments arrived on the catwalk.
“I was very proud to be there and represent us, and it will surely be the start of a great collaboration with more artists in the future.”
If you would like pattern and production support for your collection then the Fashion Studio team are happy to help, from 1 design up to 300 the team are experienced at working with designer brands. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org