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February, 2017

Studio 104 gains a new member

Studio 104 gains a new member

Studio 104 welcomed a new member of the team this year, Daisy Dunnett. After graduating from London College of Fashion Daisy worked at John Lewis as a Buyers Assistant before spending a year travelling and setting up her own small…

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January, 2017

Highlights from Men’s Fashion Week

Highlights from Men’s Fashion Week

Now that the dust has settled following Men’s Fashion Week, here are just a few highlights from our favourite designers. Balenciaga at Paris Fashion Week Balenciaga’s twist on corporate wear caught our eye at Paris Fashion Week with their AW17…

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October, 2016

Halloween Costume Inspiration: Iconic Uniforms

Halloween Costume Inspiration: Iconic Uniforms

Today marks the day we celebrate Halloween, more traditionally known as All Hallows Eve, and finding the perfect Halloween party costume can be quite the task. To give you some ideas, we’ve selected some of the most iconic uniforms, some…

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October, 2016

Uniform fabric sourcing: a look into how we source our fabrics

Uniform fabric sourcing: a look into how we source our fabrics

As we are a luxury bespoke uniform design company, sourcing fabrics is one of the most crucial aspects of what we do, and the fabric sourcing process we use ensures all our projects are managed seamlessly from start to finish….

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October, 2016

Studio 104 in the London Evening Standard!

Studio 104 in the London Evening Standard!

As a team at Studio 104, we’re always excited when we’re approached by publicists for interviews and photo shoots. The London Evening Standard recently contacted our Managing Director, Jane Porter, to organise an interview and photo shoot. The interview was…

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September, 2016

Studio 104 Explores Burberry’s Makers House!

Studio 104 Explores Burberry’s Makers House!

Read all about our team visit to the Burberry Exhibition at Makers House in Soho this week!

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September, 2016

Sports Luxe Uniform: The Studio 104 Bespoke Sports Jacket

Sports Luxe Uniform: The Studio 104 Bespoke Sports Jacket

Sports Luxe: Read about the Studio 104 Sports Bomber Jacket for an amazing luxury resort in Qatar launching January 2017.

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September, 2016

Studio 104 take Première Vision 2016!

Studio 104 take Première Vision 2016!

On Tuesday and Wednesday this week our buying team hopped on the 5:40am Eurostar to Paris for Première Vision, known as the ‘global event for fashion professionals’. Speaking of fashion professionals, they soon realised they were sharing their early morning…

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September, 2016

The Hijab: Time to embrace the hijab into uniform

The Hijab: Time to embrace the hijab into uniform

We’re always on the lookout for new ways to interpret and design uniform so that it reflects different cultures and beliefs, so last week when we read about the bank Westpac’s new corporate hijab design set to release in April…

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September, 2016

We’re hiring! Garment Technologist Permanent Role

We’re hiring! Garment Technologist Permanent Role

  We are seeking a highly motivated, driven and commercially-minded garment technologist with multi-product experience looking to progress their career within an innovative environment with excellent career prospects. The successful candidate must have proven experience developing menswear and womenswear tailoring/…

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August, 2016

Our studio re-location!

Our studio re-location!

A stone’s throw away from the London eye, Southbank Centre and the OXO tower, Waterloo has much more to offer than just a station. After moving from our Shoreditch studio to Waterloo in May we’ve found ourselves amidst all the…

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August, 2016

Going for Gold!

Going for Gold!

Tuesday 16th August marked the day Great Britain won nine medals in the Rio 2016 Olympics, the most golds won on a single day in Rio so far! As a celebration and to show our support we’ve dug out some…

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July, 2016

Management Today interviews Studio 104’s Jane Porter

Management Today interviews Studio 104’s Jane Porter

Our Managing Director Jane Porter was interviewed on Tuesday by Management Today, a renowned business magazine, following her talk at their event, the Inspiring Women conference in Edinburgh on the 17th of March this year. This interactive and engaging event…

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June, 2016

Studio 104’s big win at The Professional Clothing Awards 2016!

Studio 104’s big win at The Professional Clothing Awards 2016!

Studio 104 is thrilled to announce our win of the Best Managed Boutique Contract at the Professional Clothing Awards 2016! Hosted by Director-e the night of the Awards was one to remember… However Studio 104’s preparation began weeks ago when…

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June, 2016

We’re hiring! Calling all aspiring Buyer’s Admin Assistants

We’re hiring! Calling all aspiring Buyer’s Admin Assistants

Studio 104 is hiring, and we are looking for a passionate graduate to join our wonderful team!   A little bit about us: Established in 2010 and situated in the heart of London, Studio 104 supplies exclusively designed uniforms to…

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April, 2016

A Touch of Bespoke: Creating bespoke uniform fabrics

A Touch of Bespoke: Creating bespoke uniform fabrics

An exciting new project has taken over the office at Studio 104! We are currently in the process of developing a uniform range for a luxury hotel resort launching next year and what better way to add a personal touch to…

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March, 2016

My interview with Hotelier International Magazine

My interview with Hotelier International Magazine

Our Managing Director Jane Porter is interviewed by Hotelier Magazine, providing an insight into the importance of a truly designer uniform

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February, 2016

Uniform inspiration from New York Fashion week

Uniform inspiration from New York Fashion week

New York Fashion week has snuck up on us all this winter, bringing us some luxury uniform inspiration! We particularly enjoyed Tommy Hilfiger’s show which took on a Cruise Liner theme, transporting us to the ocean with some floating dresses…

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October, 2015

Revive your uniform: The Bespoke Apron

Revive your uniform: The Bespoke Apron

Take it from us, the apron is the superstar garment taking the service industry by storm. The bespoke apron is a versatile piece that can and will revive a simple uniform from drab to artisan. We’ve experienced a huge surge in…

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October, 2015

My Internship at Studio 104

My Internship at Studio 104

As part of my placement year at uni I am interning at Studio 104. I crossed paths with the director and founder of the company Jane Porter whilst in a pub in Belgravia. Jane was going for drinks with a company…

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October, 2015

The Dorchester’s Parcafé – Coffee Shop Uniform

The Dorchester’s Parcafé – Coffee Shop Uniform

When the Dorchester approached Studio 104 to design a quirky uniform for their new Parcafé coffee shop we were hooked immediately. The brief……”Exclusive Mayfair meets artisan Shoreditch”. Danielle Windsor our Senior Designer said, “Coffee has become an essential part of everyday…

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October, 2015

Research: The Importance of Delving into Research

Research: The Importance of Delving into Research

Before we can even THINK about designs, we must research everything there is to know about a client’s history and heritage. We take the research phase extremely seriously because to be able to create a range of designs that are completely…

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September, 2015

First Thursday

First Thursday

A new month has quickly come around again and with so many galleries located in East London First Thursday has all the guidance you need to overindulge in art and culture. Funnily enough, with today being the first Thursday of…

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August, 2015

Studio 104 gains a new member!

Studio 104 gains a new member!

Interview with Studio 104’s new team member! Welcome Isabelle Goualin.

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August, 2015

It’s National Afternoon Tea Week!

It’s National Afternoon Tea Week!

In honour of National Afternoon Tea Week we wanted to share some of our favourite tea spots in London. Some of which we’ve even done the uniform for. This week is the perfect opportunity to over indulge in exquisite teas…

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August, 2015

Our Apron Obsession

Our Apron Obsession

We have a confession to make. Many months ago, we were approached by the esteemed Woods’ Silver Fleet, a Thames river based Yacht restaurant group, to create a beautiful apron for their waiting staff. To work with a company known for…

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July, 2015

A Moment of Clarity – I Have Created a Success Story

A Moment of Clarity – I Have Created a Success Story

I have decided to start blogging again because there is just too many exciting things happening that have to be shared. Last night I woke up suddenly with the realisation of what I have created. Studio 104 came from an…

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July, 2015

We’re loving: Great uniform inspiration emerging from the annual New Designers show

We’re loving: Great uniform inspiration emerging from the annual New Designers show

Yesterday we were invited to visit the annual New Designers exhibition at our favorite venue The Business Design Center in Angel. As a design company we like to keep in touch with innovative ideas entering the market, from textile innovation…

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May, 2015

Designer uniform: How big designers are changing the face of uniforms

Designer uniform: How big designers are changing the face of uniforms

This morning the internet was buzzing with the news of Delta Airline’s very exciting press release. The American airline announced that Zac Posen will be designing their new uniform. Bringing an all new meaning to designer uniform!      …

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April, 2015

Life After Launch: Visiting The Mondrian London’s Uniform in Action

Life After Launch: Visiting The Mondrian London’s Uniform in Action

After working very closely with The Mondrian London team to deliver a fashion & function conscious uniform, Studio 104 were itching to see the uniform in action! Tipped as the hottest hotel launch of 2014, The Mondrian London opened with…

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April, 2015

Sneak Peak Into St Martins Lane’s Uniform

Sneak Peak Into St Martins Lane’s Uniform

Following our successful uniform launch with The Mondrian London, we were absolutely delighted to be contacted by St Martins Lane’s head office in the ‘Big Apple’ with the opportunity to design a new uniform for it’s up and coming renovation. We…

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March, 2015

How the fashion weeks are inspiring uniform

How the fashion weeks are inspiring uniform

That’s it! With the end of Miu Miu’s Autumn Winter 15/16 presentation yesterday, Fashion month is over for another season. We may miss the excitement of yet another show, but we have enough inspiration to feed our hungry designers! From…

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March, 2015

Just one more fabric fair! Exploring today’s Textile Forum Fabric Show

Just one more fabric fair! Exploring today’s Textile Forum Fabric Show

Today our buying team headed towards Regent’s Park to search for next season’s fabrics. It is important we stay aware of new trends in fabrics & trims, and the best way to do this, is to chat with the wonderful…

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February, 2015

BAFTA’s vs The Grammy’s Uniform Inspiration

BAFTA’s vs The Grammy’s Uniform Inspiration

This weekend marks the beginning of awards season and Sunday was a double whammy with the BAFTA’s in London and The Grammy’s in Los Angeles.                           And so…

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January, 2015

Studio 104 hits the London textile Fair: Searching for Designer Uniform Fabrics

Studio 104 hits the London textile Fair: Searching for Designer Uniform Fabrics

Two weeks ago the design team here at Studio 104 went to explore the London Textile Fair in search of beautiful fabrics for our designer uniforms. Held at the Business Design Centre in Islington, the fair is a chance to…

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January, 2015

Taking uniform inspiration from London Collections: Men AW 2015

Taking uniform inspiration from London Collections: Men AW 2015

Since the final show at London Collections: Men yesterday, the Studio 104 team has been delving into the catwalk images, and discussing our favorite looks, and how they can inspire uniform. Here are our highlights from this years LCM AW presentations.

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December, 2014

Seasonal Gift! Interview Three

Seasonal Gift! Interview Three

Each Tuesday leading up to Christmas this December, I will be interviewing members of the team, to share their extensive knowledge of uniform! From the international trends we see emerging, to the five things every purchasing team should avoid when…

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December, 2014

Seasonal Gift! Interview Two

Seasonal Gift! Interview Two

Each Tuesday leading up to Christmas this December, I will be interviewing members of the team, to share their extensive knowledge of uniform! From the international trends we see emerging, to the five things every purchasing team should avoid when…

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December, 2014

Seasonal gift! Interview One

Seasonal gift! Interview One

Today I sat down with Emily, the Senior Commercial Manager here at Studio 104. She sheds some light into the importance of a great uniform programme!

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December, 2014

Studio 104’s Weekend in Pictures

Studio 104’s Weekend in Pictures

This weekend the team at Studio 104 had a very cultural weekend! Our Founder and Managing Director went to celebrate the opening of Print Designer Lisa King’s pop up shop just off Carnaby Street (33 Marshall Street) This year Studio…

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November, 2014

The Savoy’s latest uniform launch! Studio 104 delivers Thames Foyer’s new restaurant uniforms

The Savoy’s latest uniform launch! Studio 104 delivers Thames Foyer’s new restaurant uniforms

This week Studio 104 delivered The Savoy’s Thames Foyer uniform which is due to launch in December!

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October, 2014

Restaurant Uniforms: Studio 104 goes backstage at Quaglino’s launch to fit their new restaurant uniforms.

Restaurant Uniforms: Studio 104 goes backstage at Quaglino’s launch to fit their new restaurant uniforms.

The soft launch of Quaglino’s last month featured the new restaurant uniforms designed by Studio 104. It’s been very hectic for us all at Studio 104. I’ve only just managed to write about the newly refurbished Quaglino’s restaurant and their…

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September, 2014

Studio 104 visits London Fashion Week

Studio 104 visits London Fashion Week

As everyone’s eyes were firmly on the catwalks progressing inside the venue, I was transfixed by the street style out in force at London Fashion Week. See what I got up to while in search of inspiration for our next designer uniform collaboration…

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September, 2014

A Day at The Savoy Presenting their new Luxury Uniform

A Day at The Savoy Presenting their new Luxury Uniform

Jane Porter shares her experience in The Savoy with her team at Studio 104. A day in the Royal Suite…

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September, 2014

A Sneak-Peak into the Mondrian London’s interior

A Sneak-Peak into the Mondrian London’s interior

We are delighted to finally show you the first images of Mondrian’s interior by British designer Tom Dixon.

Take a closer look at the most anticipated hotel opening of the year…

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August, 2014

New Arrival!

New Arrival!

Here an exclusive look at our latest uniform piece, the Bellman coat for The Mondrian London, opening later this year.  

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August, 2014

A note from the new member of Studio 104

A note from the new member of Studio 104

This week I officially joined the team at Studio 104, as a recent graduate I am enjoying the chance to become involved with such a creative company. Here is a look into who I am and what my role is at Studio 104.

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July, 2014

A uniform design meeting on South Bank

A uniform design meeting on South Bank

Join Studio 104 backstage at a design meeting for the hotel Mondrian London

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July, 2014

Mondrian London Contract Winners

Mondrian London Contract Winners

Another dream come true and so soon on in the life of Studio 104. We are the proud winners of the uniform contract for the highly anticipated Mondrian London. The Morgan Group (Sanderson, St Martin’s Lane, Hudson…..) has been on my hit…

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May, 2014

Buttons, buttons everywhere…

Buttons, buttons everywhere…

In the heatwave that hit London last week I was on the hunt for the perfect toggle for a Doorman’s coat. This sounds like a wonderful opportunity to explore the trim shops of London, and it was. Weaving in and…

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May, 2014

Proud Winners of the Professional Clothing Awards 2014

Proud Winners of the Professional Clothing Awards 2014

What a night it was. We won the award for ‘Best Stock Design’ for the Savoy Hotel’s Beaufort Bar and to top it all off we came runner up for ‘Best Boutique Managed Contract’. Champagne corks were popping as ten…

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January, 2014

Professional Clothing Awards – Studio 104 Shortlisted to Win

Professional Clothing Awards – Studio 104 Shortlisted to Win

The Professional Clothing Awards – Studio 104 Shortlisted to Win

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January, 2014

The weird and the wonderful – Isabella Blow inspiration for designer uniform

The weird and the wonderful – Isabella Blow inspiration for designer uniform

With an increasing demand for designer uniform, comes an increasing need for a bank of inspiration.  Today I’m off to visit the Isabelle Blow exhibition at Somerset House to fill up that bank. Like any uniform designer (or other designer…

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November, 2013

Say ‘Va Va Voom’ to Corporate Clothing

Say ‘Va Va Voom’ to Corporate Clothing

After noticing that corporate clothing was looking so very boring it became my mission to spice things up a little. I was ready to take a leap of faith and jump out of the fashion industry and into the stale,…

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October, 2013

Uniform fabrics everywhere…

Uniform fabrics everywhere…

We’re working on a new uniform for the High Tea area of one of our largest clients.  My head is absolutely spinning.  It’s the fabric selection stage and I’ve just pulled out all the fabric drawers and started ruffling through…

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October, 2013

Calling all fabric mills. Help us create designer uniform with stretch…

Calling all fabric mills. Help us create designer uniform with stretch…

Right, so today the printer has been churning out the test reports I’ve gathered and as I scan through I can quickly see which fabrics are going to be good for our latest designer uniform project. One of the challenges for…

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August, 2013

Designer Uniform

Designer Uniform

I am really excited to show you a great example of how striking our designer uniform looks when it has been made bespoke. Often when a staff member’s position is high-up a hotel will ask us to create an individual…

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July, 2013

Designer Uniform

Designer Uniform

Designer uniform can only be achieved by hunting out the very best factories in the world. These factories, rarely have websites and are extremely hard to come by. That’s why we keep searching. Last year I attended the Techtextil trade…

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July, 2013

Work Uniform

Work Uniform

First sneaky peek for the new work uniform we designed for the Landmark Plc…!  The photo shoot day was hectic, but seeing the final pictures has definitely made the whole process feel worthwhile. Situated in Heron Tower, the second tallest…