London Lives: The Re-Working of British Tailoring


carolynmassey1-040309-287x300 Giorgio Armani sparked the trend for re-worked tailoring with a softly constructed new type of suit in the 70s. Characterized by a distinct lack of internal structure, the design allowed garments to hang in a much more relaxed way than ever before. Traditional British tailoring has also been repeatedly re-worked in the years since then, as the countrys traditional methods have evolved into reinvented styles of sophistication. A recent spate of young British designersnamely Omar Kashoura, Carolyn Massey and 1205s Paula Gerbasehas now propelled a new wave of innovative tailoring, elevating the modes of classical craftsmanship to a new level. JC report has the full story.