Emile Vidal Carr
Emile Vidal Carr.
(023). Emile Vidal Carr has been an invaluable part of The London Pattern Cutter since 2016. To many of our clients he is the most visible member of the team – Head of sampling, production and design. He is also one of our fashion startup experts and mentors.
Workshops And Webinars.
Emile runs our very popular fashion startup workshops – Both in our London Greenwich studios, and online via Skype. He is due to start a weekly interactive Zoom Webinar, covering all aspects of starting and running a clothing business in the UK.
Emile is a talented designer, with his own premium international womenswear brand, Emile Vidal Carr Ltd. He was short listed for the prestigious DHL fashion potential award 2019 in partnership with the British Fashion Council.
Fashion Business Adviser.
Emile has been in the fashion business for nearly twenty years. He is a successful businessman, fashion designer and fashion business consultant, who knows the clothing business inside out. Just like our clients he has had to build his business up from scratch with limited finances. He understands the problems that small businesses face, and he has experienced at first hand how difficult it is to achieve success.
Through The London Pattern Cutter Emile has helped hundreds of fashion startups get off the ground successfully with his wide ranging knowledge of the fashion industry, and his helpful advice.
Freelance Fashion Design Service And Consultancy.
British Fashion Council.
Most recently Emile Vidal Carr has been announced by British Fashion Council and DHL as one of the finalists to receive this years Fashion Potential Award. The finalists have gone on to receive intense mentoring from senior experts from BFC, DHL, Matches Fashion, and Gymshark, to name a few. Emile received personal mentoring under Steve Hewitt , CEO of Gymshark.
Starting A Fashion Brand ?
You may have arrived at this page because you are thinking of starting a new fashion brand. You have no experience, dont know where to start, who to trust, where to get information, or how to spend your hard earned money cost-effectively.
Well, you need to be aware that the clothing business is a minefield of potential pitfalls for any new fashion business. It is virtually impossible to succeed without expert advice and high quality fashion industry services.
This is particularly relevant if you are considering offshore manufacture, where the difficulties are magnified tenfold, although the rewards may be greater. This is only really a viable option if you want to produce large quantities.
Here is a short video titled ” The fashion industry – How I made it” about Emile`s career in fashion:
Emile Vidal Carr has been a tenacious designer and art director, creating highly engineered, vivid and indulgent premium womenswear.
“I love architecture, so I use my fascination for structure and translate that into my designs, which adds to our very distinctive style”.
The head designer and graduate from the very prestigious London College of Fashion, set up his first clothing brand in 2003, selling in Topshop , ASOS and Allders. Then he rebranded and set up as Emile Vidal Carr.
Emile has worked for some of the largest designer labels in the world – Such as Alexander McQueen, Victoria Beckham, Erdem, Peter Pilotto, Kanye West,Roland Mouret and Ralph & Russo.
He was one of twenty designers chosen to take part in New York fashion Week, and was part of the UK technical team that provided the 2012 Australia Olympic team uniforms.
He believes that every garment has been engineered and has achieved a strong identity for his products by manufacturing everything in his very own London based factory.
Emile started his career in the fashion business courtesy of is mother who was a part time dressmaker. She showed him the basics of how to sew and also gave him his very first sewing machine.
By the time Emile graduated he had officially set up the brand and called it Bellanina. Through lots of hard work and a bit of luck Jenny Holloway ( CEO of Fashion Capital ) took on the brand, along with a few others, and took on the role as sales agent and maxed to broker deals that got Bellanina stocked in Topshop, ASOS and Allders.
After a few great years of sales the company was eventually closed down in 2009 after the recession hit hard. This had a huge affect on our already tight margins, as we were producing our garments in London.
Emile got into teaching and founded the stitch to pitch project, which is an initiative that encourages young people to get into the fashion industry, and equipping them with both business and practical skills.
Not only have a specific course been designed as a stepping stone to a BTEC , but we have also published interviews online from some young leading fashion experts.
Now six years in, Emile Vidal Carr have set up our own manufacturing hub. We now have the infrastructure to give our customers a promise that they will be entitled to lifetime repairs on all full price items purchased from our website, or any of our stockists.
The initiative was birth by brand founder Emile, as a way to battle against the narrative of throw away fashion, and assist its customers into becoming ethical and environmentally progressive shoppers. This pledge will come into effect from 17th September 2019.
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