Savile Row Suit – Follow the making of a bespoke three-piece suit at the helm of one of the best British tailors, Anderson & Sheppard
Role: Content Strategy, Creative Lead
Collaborators: Maria Kozanecka, Nathan Lynch, Tomasz Werner, Sean Yetter
This film was produced for Fashion as Design, an online course from The Museum of Modern Art that explores a selection of garments from around the world.
Behind a drawn curtain, a master cutter takes an initial series of 27 measurements: 20 for the jacket, 7 for the trousers. From these measurements, the cutter fashions a pattern in heavy brown paper. At the cutter’s table, the cloth is cut in using heavy shears, and the many pieces of fabric are rolled for each garment into tiny packages, which await the tailors.
In Part 2, three tailors receive their bundles of fabric and set about deciphering the cutter’s notes. Three weeks after a client’s measurements have been taken, his suit will be reading for a first fitting. The jacket will have been put together with a minimal number of seams using cotton ‘basting’ thread, and will be prime for a next round of adjustments.