Photography by Josh Huskin
As a child, I remember my mother taking me to get custom dresses made. I loved going over to my seamstress’s house with the fabric my mother and I chose and we would spend all day there talking about what my mother envisioned for me. Now that I’m older, I realize that was a pivotal moment in how I looked at clothing. These experiences developed my love for fashion and design. As I grew older I would look at clothing and imagine how I would improve the design or make it unique to my style. When I was in high school and it was time to decide what I wanted to do with my life, the answer seemed so obvious. I wanted to pursue a career in fashion.
When I design, I try and create a world around the clothing. I think about who a piece is for, what their profession is, what they like to do for fun, what music they listen to, who their style icon is, what makes them who they are. This is relevant to what I do at Limatus Bespoke. All of these ideas help me bring my clients’ visions to life. Anything from garments we make for formal galas, to big job interviews and weddings.
When I have a client come in for a consultation, I want to get to know them. I try and make the process as fun as possible because when people are having fun they feel more comfortable expressing themselves. For many of my clients this is the first time they have created something custom, which can be overwhelming. My role is to expound on their thoughts and ideas to create something bespoke that they are proud to wear.
I love working for Limatus Bespoke because I have the opportunity to meet incredible people with great ideas who allow me to look at designing from a different perspective. I also enjoy seeing clients’ reactions when they put on their custom creation. Working with people to create something from an idea to a final product is very rewarding. I can see the confidence and appreciation grow for what we do each and every time a build is complete. Every time I get a booking, I am excited to create something new. At Limatus Bespoke, our goal is not only to make great clothing, but also to create memorable experiences for our clients.