Lois served her 5 years apprenticeship behind the scenes in the colourful world of theatre and entertainment turning over scores of designs every week, running the production line, styling the final looks as well as interweaving this with styling in London’s finest fashion magazines learning from some of the top stylists in the industry.
Not wanting to be dictated to by seasons as well as being driven by styles and the creation of images rather than fashion, Lois set up a business in designing clothing for events which branched into bespoke uniforms as her curiosity and skills for designing tailored garments grew. This business idea was awarded funding by NESTA. Three years later Lois felt the business needed more focus and a fresh injection of skills. The Uniform Studio was founded by Lois and Chris, combining a perfect skill set and vast experience.
It is dressing real people that excites Lois — with 10 years experience in creating looks and images for a spectrum of clients she has a true belief that in doing a good job, The Uniform Studio can provide the tools for creating a desired identity for people, give them pride where it might be lacking and a positive sense of belonging to their organisation or brand.
Having grown up around the cutting rooms of tailors in the East End of London Chris has an intrinsic understanding of what it takes to make a well cut garment.
Having working in a number of different industries for several years, Chris returned to tailoring, he was given the opportunity to work for a bespoke suit company. Chis was enrolled in an extensive training program led by some of the countries finest tailors and gained a broad knowledge of garment construction, pattern cutting and fabric types. Allowing time to hone in on new attained skills.
The opportunity then came to work at a bespoke uniform company within the ‘Sales and Marketing team’, bringing onboard new clients and integrating them into the company processes. Chris excelled in this role and was instrumental in transforming the company into one of the market leaders.
However, Chris felt there was still plenty of room for improving the overall service offered to clients. A chance meeting occurred between Chris and Lois, after realising they shared the same values in how clients should be serviced it was only a matter of time before THE UNIFORM STUDIO was founded.