Inside Blake : A look at SS15
FROM ALICE: It's one of my favourite times of the year visiting the factories. I love walking through the processes, talking through each design with the team, overseeing how each piece is made and witnessing the amount of hands it goes through to make it perfect. Attention to detail is paramount to us as a brand and something we thrive upon so I make sure I go to our factories at least twice a year to keep an eye on production and check the quality is up to Blake LDN standards.
Before I head off to Romania, where our factories are based, I will have pre-ordered the yarn and the factory will have already created swatches of my ideas, so I work with the Head of Production and the top technicians to make sure the stitch works in the yarn and the gauge I have chosen, ready to be made into the garments.
Then we work through the designs and decide how to knit each piece if it’s a complicated shape or cut. The technicians really are magicians and can make pretty much any of my ideas a reality with a few tweaks.
I can’t wait to reveal the whole collection to you but until then, here’s a few sneak peeks of what’s to come...