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ASBCI Seminar 'Suits you - Trends in contemporary tailoring'
Sep '11
The ASBCI has announced that its fifth fashion industry seminar will be dedicated to tailoring. Entitled: 'Suits you? – Industry trends in contemporary tailoring', the seminar is being held at the stunning Barnsdale Lodge Hotel, Rutland Water on Tuesday 11th October 9.00am to 4.30pm.

The ASBCI has invited the fashion industry's foremost authorities on contemporary tailoring to share their expertise, innovations and vision. Speakers from Savile Row, Marks & Spencer, corporate clothing specialist Incorporatewear, Marks & Spencer and sizing specialist Alvanon will join technical speakers from the design, fine-fabric, interlining, pressing, cleaning, sourcing and logistics sectors to explain how the latest products, practices, processes and research can help suppliers make better tailored garments more efficiently and that satisfy the design, fit and care requirements of today's consumers.

Crucially the one-day ASBCI tailoring seminar will impart specialist knowledge that will help fashion brands and retailers realize and exploit the market opportunities afforded by cutting edge, structured garments.

The cost of the one-day seminar is, excluding VAT, £90.00 to ASBCI members and £170.00 to non-members.

Julie King, head of department fashion & textiles at De Montfort University will chair the day's events, which will open with Simon Cundy, managing director of Henry Poole Limited, Savile Row's first bespoke tailor. Suit maker to the rich and famous with 40 royal warrants, he will explain how bespoke tailoring has evolved to its current form and how it continues to influence tailored fashion on high streets worldwide. Continuing the luxury theme Ronald Hall, managing director of Bower Roebuck/Scabal will detail recent innovations in and applications for the new generation of superfine fabrics.

Ed Gribbin, president, Alvanon Inc., the world's foremost authority on sizing and fit will give a master class on the changing shape of the global consumer and reveal the six steps to fit success for tailored garments. Sandra Hill, design consultant to such top end tailoring brands as Paul Smith, Alberto Ferretti and Christopher Kane will reveal some of the current key design considerations for men's and ladies' tailoring and specifically look at successful brand segmentation, fashion versus classic and pricing.

Paula Cannon, head of design & technical manager with corporate clothing specialist Incorporatewear, will go on to explain how its tailored garments successfully combine fashion, function and fit for large corporate populations of every age, shape and ethnicity. The morning session will conclude with Jaspal Calotier, managing director, Wensum Tailoring Limited, who will focus on sourcing with a look at global manufacturing options and the true cost of logistics.

The afternoon will open with Mark Yates, technical manager, men's formalwear, footwear & accessories, Marks & Spencer. He will examine the role of the consumer in driving product development, the latest product developments being instigated at M&S and look at how its new tailored ranges will help retain its competitive edge.

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