A luxury which evoke desires.
A touch of JC spirit, a dash of JC ingenuity, a collection of ideas and sketches together with fabrics, trimmings and finally more than 150 hours of the finest tailoring.
Take a staggering 30-point measurements on the client.
Begin with the sketches, decode the feelings and mood from the time of the sketch.
On the tailoring mannequin, drape the muslin, pin it, shape it, mould it and sculpt it to reconstruct the shape and curves of the sketch. Chalk and cut with the unique and secret process of James Clarke Haute Couture.
Assemble the individually stitched pieces of the garment and pin to form it complete. Pin buttons and clasps to get a feel for the complete design.
Prepare the fabric, lining and trimmings specially selected for this garment along with suitable threads for stitching.
Mark the fabric in lengthwise grain with hand sewn stitches in contrasting thread. Place with precision each of the muslin pieces on to the garment fabric and pin to secure, then outline with chalk. Hand sew thread around each marked piece to highlight the shape and cut.
Assemble the pieces and baste them by hand, staying true to the nature of haute couture. Check for fit, flow, proportion and harmony. Fly it to anywhere in the world for the first fitting with the client.
Make any slight alterations during the fitting process, remaining faithful to the James Clarke process. Finish with making any adjustments to the length, the lapels, the sleeve on the shoulders by securing a cigarette (a narrow 2 cm piece of fabric) ensuring craftsmanship of the highest quality. Every detail matters even when it’s hidden. Finish sewing by hand, keeping true to the unique nature of haute couture.
Add trimmings, cut the fabric for buttonholes and hand embroider them one by one for a perfect button fit. Apply the brand label alongside a discreet order number label to verify its authenticity. Spare buttons are stitched discreetly inside the garment.
Gently wrap the garment in tissue paper and attach the certificate of authenticity as a one-off haute couture piece.