What does it really mean to be a tailor? How are high quality clothes actually make? Is it an art or better described as engineering?
A mix of Art, Sculpture and Engineering, tailoring is a not just a profession. A tailor is an artist that requires a mix of skills that cross over from the arts to the sciences. It takes years of dedication, study and hands on learning to perfect this craft. Even then each garment created is a learning experience that allows a tailor to grow personally and professionally throughout a lifetime of work.
Having watched first hand the way our pattern makers and seamstresses bring to life our designs at Wabi Sabi Eco Fashion Concept we have nothing less that the utmost respect and awe for this craft. Whether it be a man´s suit or a women´s work appropriate eco friendly dress, these men and women make magic bringing 2 dimesional designs to life in a way that fits and flatters the body. Perspective, proportion, movement, comfort, fit, funtionality, they bring it all together in a single garment.
Quality craftsmanship is something we as a society have forgotten how to value in favor of things that are cheap and speady, especially when it come to clothing.
We encourage you to watch this video and take a closer look into the artform of tailoring. It is a luxury that our clients at Wabi Sabi have learned to value. Once you try it you won´t want to live without.
MEN OF THE CLOTH is an inspiring film that portrays three Italian master tailors and their love for this work.
On Wednesday May 20th there will be a screening of the film in New York City as well as a post-screening Q&A with director Vicki Vasilopoulos, tailor Joe Genuardi of Martin Greenfield Clothiers and New York master tailor Nino Corvato. You can learn more about the event here