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Passementerie During Concours on Savile Row

Passementerie, the art of making elaborate trimmings, tassels or edgings, has become an endangered skill and so we’re delighted to announce that London’s last passementerie weaver, Jessica Light, will be doing live demonstrations inside Number 10 Savile Row during the inaugural Concours on Savile Row taking place on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th June 2022.

Rare Skills

From fringing the Buckingham Palace balcony to macramé belts and bracelets for Vivienne Westwood, Jessica Light’s trims and tassels have adorned the worlds of interiors and fashion. Jessica has become known for bold, contemporary, design-led passementerie, with highly considered colour palettes that utilise unusual materials like horsehair and play with scale and form, bringing an 'anarchic sensibility' to this endangered heritage craft.

Made By Hand

Similar to all the bespoke clothing we cut and make by hand here at Dege & Skinner in our basement workshop, all Jessica’s products are hand-woven and hand-made to order in her East London workshop using techniques dating back to the 15th century. She also incorporates traditional knotting, braiding and macramé skills into her work.

We look forward to seeing her in action and hope you can join us here at 10 Savile Row for this two-day event that is entirely free to attend.

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