The New 104 Collection in Development
ere at Studio 104 we have been incredibly busy during the lockdown, progressing clients‘ projects, kicking off new relationships and most exciting of all, the development of the 104 Collection.
This autumn Studio 104 will be launching their own made to order uniform collection. Pre-designed and fully specified by our highly experienced team of designers, product developers and garment technologists, new uniform can be ordered and delivered at twice the usual pace (3 months) and to a smarter cost.
The comprehensive range of uniform will offer a 35 piece collection of formal and casual designs for most luxury hospitality settings, catering for a plethora of styles and locations. Whether the client is a traditional or modern spirited luxury brand and whether they are located in a hot or temperate climate, the 104 Collection has a dedicated selection to suit.
Inline with the bespoke and high-design ethos of Studio 104, the collection offers customisable elements and details to enable each client to personalise the uniform to their individual brand identities - a unique and exciting approach to the ready to wear uniform marketplace.
Today we wanted to take you behind the scenes at the studio and showcase the design and development taking place over recent months. Follow our Head of Design working through initial concepts and line-ups to the toiles creation, pattern cutting and first samples.
The project kicked off by defining the 6 lead moods that naturally suited the eventual key environments in tone and style. With over 10 years experience in the luxury sector we swiftly honed in on the following territories: Glasshouse, Heritage, Resort, Housekeeping, Chic F&B, and Country Retreat. These formed the launchpad for the collection’s line up designs and colour palette.
Studio 104 has a distinct handwriting and for those admirers of the company’s design aesthetic, they will be pleased to hear that this is fundamental to the new 104 Collection. As designs were agreed, the team moved to visualising them on mannequins with toiles. An intensive part of the development process but crucial for testing the patterns, fit, design lines and proportions, before moving to sample fabrics. All fabrics are sourced from corporate specialist mills and tested to the highest international standards.
This week, with great anticipation, we received our first samples enabling the team to refine patterns, change fabrics and show clients who are already keen to invest in this new platform. Watch this space to see the collection continue to develop with further sampling and more designs coming to life, in advance of its hotly anticipated launch.
For more information about the 104 Collection, contact the sales team through our enquiry page.
Written by Stephen