First ‘class’ bespoke - British tailor Kimberley Megan Lawton’s tailoring demonstration with V&A
Dear readers, ever since I learnt about my British bespoke tailor friend, Ms. Kimberley Megan Lawton, decided to establish her own tailoring house, LAWTON, since a while ago, I’ve been thrilled to know as I realized it takes much work, courage and bravery to go solo, especially for a start-up which takes time for a business and craft to thrive, when I received the news about this talented bespoke tailor is going to collaborate with the esteemed art and fashion museum in London, the Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum, for a tailoring demonstration class during the current exhibition titled ‘Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear’ as well as London Craft Week, this makes me even more exhilarated and happy for her!
Renowned with her signature silhouette with structured shoulder, slender torso and giving a contemporary flair to the traditional British sartorial style, Kimberley has acquired the essence of the finest British tailoring technique after graduating from Bespoke Tailoring at London College of Fashion and received her First Class Honours, then subsequently as an apprentice under the Head Cutter and Creative Director of the esteemed British tailoring house, Huntsman, then she founded the contemporary tailoring house, Dobrik & Lawton, with her fellow tailor, Joshua Dobrik, who Kimberley met when she’s with Huntsman (also their work has been featured in my blog before, if it rings a bell to you), and this year, with the new chapter opens for Kimberley, her very own tailoring house ‘LAWTON’ was born.
A brief intro here about the exhibition ‘Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear’ at V&A museum, it’s literally a celebration of artistry, diversity and power of the masculine attire and appearance, which showcases the variety of men’s fashion across the centuries from Renaissance to contemporary; the workshop that conducted by Kimberley, the Founder and Head Cutter of LAWTON, will unveil the journey of crafting a perfect suit, which homage to the British sartorial heritage, at the same time, showing the contemporary flair through the unique craftsmanship by Kimberley herself, this class will offer an opportunity for tailoring enthusiasts to dive deep into the essence and art of British contemporary tailoring, and, the esteemed element of fashion design.
If you would like to take part of this class and meet the artisan in person, feel free to get in touch with LAWTON or visit V&A museum’s official website for details; the class will take place in the V&A museum’s Hochhauser Auditorium in 14th May 2022.
Image courtesy of LAWTON Limited