Fittings and fun is how best to describe the past few weeks in the P.S camp. We are well into completing our serving of “The Custard Creams” for a very artistic photo shoot we have planned. Though it has not been without sweat and an occasional tear of frustration. The samples for the shoot are being made to measure Victoria, our muse for the project. This process is quite exciting, as our pattern cutting skills have been put to the test. I must say i am impressed! Working with Victoria has been and will continue to be creatively liberating for us. As the photo shoot nears I am filled with both anxiety and a childish excitement. It will not be, shall we say, the most conventional imagery. There is something quite nerve moving about that. The fight between allowing creativity, as a designer to overflow, and following the trend of conventionality has been a long one. We will be going with the overflow.
The website will be back up within the coming weeks with a new look. Doing most things in house now, this has taken longer than originally assumed. Patients is a virtue, and being happy with the way the project is unfolding, the delay has been stress free.
I have learnt that it is valuable to have an advice point through the madness. Mine has been one of my fabulous stockiest. They have been a rock to say the least. I also have to thank Kelly over at The Modern Courtesan who has given me a breath of fresh air in regards to taking allot of the technical pressures away. I will not even touch on the sweat she has wiped from my brow.
Sarah and I have been taking ‘research’ trips to a scrummy sweetie shop in London’s Brewer Street after fittings. Gathering endless inspiration sprinkled with tooth ach for our future assortments, it has become a scheduled appointment I refuse to miss before the push and shove of the Underground.
Michelle Patrick – Patrick & Skinner
Designer of the scrumptious Patrick & Skinner label, director and extrovert lingerie-fanatic. Her homepage is located at patrickandskinner.co.uk.