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. A course and keen interest in historic and military tailoring led to bespoke training on London’s Savile Row. Finally, between Paris and London's finest training establishments, additional studies followed in both artistic skills and training in various methods of couture hand embroidery. 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.