Jo Baker

Visiting Lecturer (Pattern Cutting, Tailoring and Construction)

Jo Baker

Classical training in the art of bespoke tailoring at distinguished Savile Row establishment, Gieves & Hawkes, combined with skills acquired from a degree in fashion design, Jo Baker translates the creative and conceptual into exquisitely realised, timeless pieces.

Fusing traditional techniques from her comprehensive personal collection of antique cut and sew reference books with contemporary practice, Jo is currently designing and creating a capsule collection of hand crafted couture ladies press pieces to be showcased in boutiques and galleries in London.

Awards and Achievements:

- Both Gold and Silver Awards at the 2005 Merchant Taylor’s Golden Shears competition
- Selected to appear at the London Cut exhibition in Florence at Pitti menswear in 2006

Jo Baker also collaborates with high profile fashion industry designers, consulting and creating showpieces for catwalk collections:

-Collaborated with Richard Nicoll to promote tailoring into his collection, showing four seasons at London Fashion Week.
-Gieves label, collaborated with Joe Casely-Hayford for three seasons, developing bespoke showpieces for to be shown at Paris Fashion Week.
- Design assistant for Anna Sui for two collections.

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