The Garment Maker’s House

In Spring, we transformed the interior of the townhouse into The Garment Makers House. The walls of the first floor rooms where the new collection was to be displayed were painted back to white from Bauerwerk Mandrake and Little Greene Mono to create a fresh space for Kat Bazeley’s BlueBarn.Life new garment collection. Nick used the interior walls of the house as his canvas. With a stick of charcoal mounted on a long cane, he drew a series of largescale reclining nudes. The figurative drawings were free-flowing, lighthearted and theatrical in scale. The idea was to create a stage-like backdrop for the theatrical jackets and waistcoats based on eighteenth century designs. Then the calico toiles of the garment shapes were hung on bespoke rails for the visitors to try on before choosing their own fabric and colourway. Some liked the deconstructed toile pattern shapes so much that they bought these as well as finished garments.