Lee Paton grew up in the English Lake District with family roots stemming from Scotland and France. Two places that continue to influence his high-end womens and menswear. His designs present a rich mixture of traditional British elegance and tailoring with detailed hand-finishing and couture techniques of the early Parisian ateliers.
During his studies at the London College of Fashion he embarked upon a design internship at Alexander McQueen, which turned into a longer spell within the studio. Additional artistic studies took place at the Royal Drawing School and Paton was trained thoroughly by Hand & Lock in various methods of hand embroidery. A course and keen interest in historic and military tailoring led to bespoke training on London’s Savile Row. With a strong focus on handcraft he blends his artisanal and technical expertise alongside his sophisticated designs seamlessly.
Paton graduated in 2008, by which time he had accumulated a strong list of high-profile clients from celebrities to royalty who supported the development of his label. The house was established soon afterwards offering bespoke services whilst being featured in publications as Vogue Italia, Marie Claire, Kaltblut, Schön, et al.
The house produces luxury couture collections in both womens and menswear while continuing to service private clients with bespoke creations from the London atelier. The salon at the atelier showcases new and archive couture pieces, accessories and furs. It is also here that the artisans of the house work on exclusive handcrafted pieces, developing and finishing every garment by hand.