For a luxury brand, fit and finish are crucial. Finding an experienced team who can achieve a seamless finish or work with complex designs without compromising on fit, is hard to achieve.
“London Contour Experts understand our brand's minimal and seamless aesthetic, extremely technical in itself - our cutout designs and infused fabrics require the most experienced sewers. The seamlessly smooth fit is most important for Broochini and has become a signature for the brand which we are extremely proud of. The LCE team excel at producing complex and unique designs that look and feel beautiful to wear."
Elle Stephenson-Green, Owner & Creative Director, Broochini (www.broochini.com)
“Having a local and highly skilled manufacturer was of upmost importance to my luxury London based brand. I couldn’t have asked for a better company to start me off on my journey and help create my dream! We have built an incredibly strong face-to-face relationship; Nichole and the team consistently go out of their way to ensure my brand can excel to its full potential in all aspects, and I can rest assured I will always have the help and support I need from someone who has walked the same path.”
“London Contour Experts were able to translate my complex and detailed designs from 2D to 3D better than I could have imagined! Each day I feel extremely confident that I am backed by such a fantastic group who will not let me down.”
Emily Avery, Founder & Creative Director, emily may (www.emily-may.com)
ANDREW & COLE OCEAN WEAR
With any new brand, it can be difficult taking those first steps with confidence, knowing that you are being well advised when creating a new design. An approachable team environment is paramount to our clients.
“London Contour Experts helped us create a first product which was a reference for later production. Every business and brand starts somewhere and we started with LCE, which gave us a high quality base for our future.”
Julian Andrew Schaffner, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Andrew & Cole Ocean Wear (www.andrew-cole.com)
With the ‘Made in Britain’ stamp being valued as an assurance of quality, creativity and ethics, more businesses are realizing the opportunity of keeping their operations close to home.
“For our clients to know where our pieces are made and to achieve the quality we want to pass on, we believe this can only truly be achieved close to home. Having LCE at the end of the phone and tube line, not least in the same time zone, makes a huge difference to the way we run and ensures minimal amounts of stress involved in what can be quite a complex business.”
Laurie Nouchka, Founder & Creative Director, Laurie Nouchka (www.laurienouchka.com)
HARLOW & FOX
In this competitive market, young brands must offer their clients a point of difference, engaging with them and listening to their needs intently. This may be in the shape of offering made to order pieces, collaborating with other lifestyle brands to produce Limited Edition collections, or offering a very niche product. It also allows emerging brands to manage their stock inventory and therefore their cash flow, more efficiently.
“As a growing brand, with a wide choice of sizes, it’s been vital to not be burdened with overstock and have the flexibility to top up production as and when required. Being able to produce bespoke and made-to-order items for our clients has also been a great opportunity.”
Leanna Williams, Founder and Creative Director, Harlow & Fox (www.harlowandfox.com)
Although we have the world at our fingertips with infinite possibilities, there is no substitute for someone at the end of the phone who has been through the process and understands each step involved in developing a luxury brand. This ethos sets London Contour Experts apart, enabling us to build strong and continued relationships with our clients.
“London Contour Experts communicate brilliantly through every design stage and work closely with me to deliver exactly what I need every time. They have a team of specialists under one roof so the sampling is efficient and cost effective. Nichole goes above and beyond, imparting valuable advice on all aspects of running a fashion business, not just the sampling and development stages.”
Amber Wyles, Founder and Creative Director, Maimie London (www.maimie.co.uk)
VIOLET & WREN
When growing a company, reputation is everything. There is so much choice nowadays and customers can easily go to the next brand if they are disappointed. From the quality of your product to ensuring timely deliveries to your wholesalers, being able to troubleshoot quickly and effectively is paramount for companies in maintaining their business relationships.
“Their sampling service is great and they are happy to work with our first toile and patterns to create the samples, making amendments and suggestions if required. This is really helpful so that any issues are smoothed out prior to production, which gives us the utmost confidence that we will deliver a high quality product to our customers.”
Helen Pollington, Designer, Violet & Wren (www.violetandwren.co.uk)