Biography

Jon has been teaching Couture sewing techniques for the past twelve years, firstly with Claire Shaeffer in Palm Springs, California and then with Kathryn Brenne in North Bay, Canada and most recently at Gaddens Manor in The New Forest, England with Jane Edwards.

Jon originally studied Fashion Design at Kingston University and after graduation in 1979 joined the Design studio at Royal Couturier Hardy Amies. Progressing from Studio Assistant to Women's Wear Designer, Couture Director and finally Design Director, a role he held for five years.

In 2002, Jon established JON MOORE LTD to enable him to design and most importantly create by hand, one off Couture garments for private clients. After designing and sketching an outfit, Jon worked directly on the stand, modeled to the exact measurements of the client. The cloth was draped directly on the stand to realise a unique soft sculpture in fabric. Then using traditional Couture hand sewing techniques a beautifully made, fitted and exquisitely hand finished garment was produced.

During Jon's long career in Couture, he has worked with some of the most extraordinarily gifted and talented Couture fitters, seamstresses, tailors and some very discerning clients, H.M.Queen Elizabeth amongst them. It is these techniques that Jon is passionate about preserving and exploring through his teaching, so that these time honored skills can be passed on and preserved for future generations.