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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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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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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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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

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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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

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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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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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

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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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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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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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…