Savile Row: Scabal & London College of Fashion

Scabal has partnered with the London College of Fashion, to support an industry project inspired by their collection of Salvador Dali paintings.

Savile Row has long been the home of British tailoring. In 1972, Scabal settled into number 12 Savile Row and has been crafting traditional and modern style suits from this coveted address ever since – the street’s long-standing sartorial success woven into every garment. Scabal Savile Row offers a full made-to-measure service: suits, jackets, leather outerwear and formal eveningwear. More than 5,000 of the world’s finest fabrics are on offer, and fittings can be made anywhere – at home, in the office, at a hotel. It is also home to a selection of elegant ready-to-wear pieces and shirts, belts and other accessories.

Continuing their ongoing partnership, Scabal have sponsored the Industry project for the 2ndyear bespoke Tailoring students at the University of the Arts, London College of fashion.
In 1971, SCABAL commissioned Salvador Dali to create a set of paintings inspired by his vision of menswear in the year 2000. The result was 12 uniquely individual images of future fashion that are some of the artists most interesting creations.   These paintings and the thought behind them inspired the theme of the industry project – to create a future facing garment that shows how lifestyle, social change and culture could impact the aesthetics of dress at any point between 2018 and 2038.
Students were tasked document their process through research, design and development and finished projects were judged by the team at Scabal accessing all elements presented, including the final garments.

The winner of the project was Seungil Kim, who imagined a future were weather patterns become ever more erratic so the need for instant protection from the elements was necessary.  He presented a reversible jacket with reclaimed materials on one side to create a weather proof jacket whilst the reverse was a more traditional wool tailored jacket.

Runners up were Willam Shillito who re-invented the traditional biker jacket to create a tailored jacket with leather trims and belts, re-thought pocket postion and zip detailing and Joshua Bond, who took inspiration from classic furniture design to create a chesterfield inspired wide shoulder jacket with accompanying suitcase featuring his signature bee logo.
Special awards were also given to Jamie Brown who created an emotionally charged outfit which focussed on mental health issues symbolically hidden underneath a plain overcoat and Indigo Robinson who created a beautifully tailored suit featuring multiple pleats and folds inspired by 1920’s art deco.
The outfits can be seen in the window of the Scabal store from 10thSeptember and the accompanying films will be live on social media from the same date.
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