Pattern Stories


It's easy to forget, but fashion is so much more than it looks. There are numerous people and stories behind a single item of clothing. There are traces of someone in everything from the design details and lines of the patterns to the threads in the fabric and the seams holding the final product together.
In this blog post you will get to know a little about the team at London Pattern Bureau, who developed the patterns and first samples for the Memento Mori /Agliophobia rtw collection. Without them, the collection would not exist in its current state.

 

 

 

Renée Lacroix, Director/Manager

What do you enjoy about your work?

Having the ability to bring our client's dreams and vision to life. There's nothing more rewarding than a happy client telling us that the final samples look exactly like how they imagined it.

Do you have a work pet peeve?

Last minute requests and penny-pinching clients

How do you recover after a long day?

Exercising with my triathlon club or going to see a film/dance show.

Favourite song, poem, or quote you can think of right now?

What we think, we become.
What we feel, we attract.
What we imagine, we create.

-Buddha

Is there any art that has left a lasting impression on you?

I love Italian pianist and composer Ludovido Einaudi's work. I find his songs very powerful and moving, they stir me in an unexplainable way.

 

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Adriana Belles Gasco, Pattern Cutter

What do you enjoy about your work?

The mix of creativity and technique.

Do you have a work pet peeve?

Chit chat around me!

How do you recover after a long day?

Having a good dinner.

Favourite song, poem, or quote you can think of right now?

Looking for a new place to begin, 
Feeling like it's hard to understand, 
But as long as you still keep peppering the pill, 
You'll find a way to spit it out again

-Alex Turner from the song "It's hard to get around the wind".

Is there any art that has left a lasting impression on you?

Passing the Gracia Avenue in Barcelona. It was the source of socialite in the XIX century and you can find La Pedrera and Casa Batllo, building done by Gaudi. They keep the lighting and paths from the Belle Epoque.

 

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Amrit Kalsi, Studio Assistant

What do you enjoy about your work?

Every day is different, challenging and exciting. Making at least one garment a day makes me happy. 

Do you have a work pet peeve?

Unpicking overlocked Seams 

How do you recover after a long day?

I take a long salt bath to relax my body muscles, making it easier to sew the next day.

Favourite song, poem, or quote you can think of right now?

This quote helps me keep balanced 

 Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony
-Ghandi

Is there any art that has left a lasting impression on you?

I love the clothing line Bape, an urban outwear clothing line who use vinyl printing on their garments which inspire me to sew again during uni, create prints, do embroidery and make appliqué samples.

 

 

London Pattern Bureau is an ethical pattern cutting and sampling studio helping designers and startup labels bringing their ideas to life by offering a complete sketch-to-sample prototyping service.

All images courtesy of London Pattern Bureau


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