It was a sensational evening for Kensington and Chelsea College’s fashion students as they launched the anticipated documentary film ‘Tailored Stories’ at the internationally renowned London College of Fashion.
Students from the College’s UAL Fashion Diploma course and London College of Fashion teamed up with arts and education charity digital-works to explore the history of tailoring in the Savile Row area in London’s West End. With support from the Museum of London the students undertook research and went on to interview 25 people working in various aspects of the trade.
This project celebrates the history and skills of the men and women in the industry with candid stories of pride and hardship, working conditions, conflict and camaraderie and brushes with the famous and powerful. Most of all, this project puts those who have made the area synonomous with the highest quality craftsmanship at the centre of this history.
The documentary film was launched in front of a line up of guest’s at the London College of Fashion.
Arianwen Shoring, Lecturer at Kensington and Chelsea College, which has also provided funding for the project, said:
This is a great project to delve into the history and heritage of Savile Row, as well as a great opportunity for the students to understand the industry and the growing popularity of menswear and its association with London.Arianwen Shoring
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Date published: 25 June 2015