We would like to say a big thank you to our partners Design Studio, for providing the mannequins used during GFW Live! and the Swarovski International Exhibition. All of their mannequins reflect today’s body shapes and incorporate a number of useful aids. Every one of them is made by hand using traditional methods and recycled materials.

As well as mannequins, their studio in North London also provides pattern cutting, toile, sample making services, design development and pattern cutting courses. They have developed a new generation of tailors and dressmakers body forms, already in use by many universities and studios, which are available to purchase exclusively from Design-Surgery

Words by Jasmin Oakes