Create Your Own Suit Design Competition!

Are you an aspiring fashion designer or tailor? Ever wanted to learn more about the process of designing bespoke fashion? Look no further...

To coincide with City Lions partnership with Concours on Savile Row, we're launching a fantastic competition for you to design your own bespoke suit!

The winner will receive a bespoke Savile Row suit for a job interview (or another special occasion) courtesy of Cad & The Dandy. In addition to this fabulous prize, you will be given the opportunity to spend two days inside the Cad & The Dandy's Savile Row showroom and get first hand insight on bespoke tailoring, including work experience within their workshop. 

Your design must be inspired by either the contemporary and cutting edge designs of Cad & The Dandy or the traditional yet iconic fashion of Norton & Sons. 

You can read more about the two tailors below:

Cad & The Dandy

Established in 2008 by Ian Meiers and James Sleater, who met through their families connections in the couturier business, the company has grown to become Savile Row’s largest in just 15 years with four shops across the world in New York and Stockholm as well as its London home at both 7-8 Savile Row (Ready to Wear) and 13 Savile Row (Bespoke).

All tailored garments are made in-house and retain the intricacies of traditional English handwork blended with a sleek fusion of modern style, slimmer shoulder padding and a more pronounced waist, creating a look that is both contemporary and unique to the house.

Find out more: https://www.cadandthedandy.co.uk/

Norton & Sons 

Established on London’s Strand in 1821 by English tailor Walter Norton who built a thriving business in the City of London. Walter’s son James Norton joined the firm and in 1859 was granted the Freedom of the City of London in recognition of his services to tailoring. In the 1860’s Norton & Sons moved to Mayfair, join the swelling ranks of Savile Row tailors.

Norton & Sons developed an expertise in lightweight clothing for customers bound for Africa and the East; Lord Carnarvon was wearing a Norton & Sons suit when he opened Tutankhamen's tomb. Their contemporary lightweight unstructured tailing continues this tradition.

Find out more: https://www.nortonandsons.co.uk/

To enter, please download your suit template and send us your design by Sunday 7th July. To submit your entry, please fill out the form below and attach your design on the last page. 

If you have any questions, please contact: citylions@westminster.gov.uk

Good Luck! The winner will be announced on Monday 22nd July.

City Lions wants to thank:

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You can find the competition's terms and conditions here

Please note: To be eligible for this competition, you must be a young person between the ages of 13-16 who either lives in the borough or attends a Westminster school. 

Is the participant educated in Westminster?
Participant's Gender
Participant's Ethnicity
Does the participant have a disability? Disability is defined by the Equality Act as: 'a physical or mental impairment that has a 'substantial' and 'long-term' negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities'
Is the participant in receipt of free school meals?
What tailor did you choose to base your design on?