Lee Paton grew up in the English Lake District with family roots stemming from England, Scotland and France. The history, heritage and nature of these places continue to influence his high-end womens and menswear. His designs present a rich mixture of traditional British crafts 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 embroidery establishments, he honed new skills in various methods of couture hand embroidery.
By graduation he had accumulated a strong list of high-profile clients who encouraged the development of his style.
Today those clients range from private individuals to several international royal households and Lee’s work has been featured in British and overseas titles such as Vogue, Tatler, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, Elle and The Financial Times. His atelier is located in a former tannery from where his relatives worked as leather merchants in the early 20th Century.
As a private client you can visit to experience a bespoke design consultation whenever you would like to discuss potential options for your wardrobe. Any item can be designed exclusively for you as you choose from thousands of specially crafted fabrics - from pure new wools and hand-spun tweed to silks and satins, soft leathers or exclusive fur yarn for hand-knitted items.
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.
We take great pride in sourcing the finest cloths and components for each piece. We use English worsteds from the mills of Yorkshire, and hand woven tweeds from the Highlands and the islands of Harris, Mull and Islay. Our embroideries are painstakingly crafted in-house with complete precision.