Studio 104 welcomed a new member of the team this year, Daisy Dunnett.
After graduating from London College of Fashion Daisy worked at John Lewis as a Buyers Assistant before spending a year travelling and setting up her own small business. We are delighted to welcome her to Studio 104 as the new Product Development and Buying Assistant.
What was it that attracted you to Studio 104?
After reading Jane’s story and the unique concept behind Studio 104, I knew I had to apply! The idea of working for a smaller, exciting company has always appealed to me. I like to be involved with all aspects of the business, learning from all parts of the company whether it be design, garment construction or merchandising. Ever since I remember I have been interested in fashion but the idea of uniform really intrigued me. I am a big traveller so working within hospitality and fashion was a perfect match. I am still a beginner in the industry with lots to learn and after reading Jane’s story I knew Studio 104 would be the perfect place to build my career.
How long have you been with the company & how are you adapting to the busy Studio 104 environment?
I have been here 5 weeks and a day! I love it. The team have been very welcoming and friendly. I feel like I have really got stuck in to current and brand new projects. I’m learning so much each day. After going travelling and working independently it has been a real shock to the system but it’s just what I have missed about working in the industry.
What’s been your favourite moment this far?
My favourite moment so far was having the opportunity to help organise a client presentation to showcase their new uniform. It was very exciting and hugely rewarding. I had the responsibility to source all the accessories for the project and with the help of the team, make sure the day went smoothly. Another responsibility was casting the models along with organising and dressing them behind the scenes. It was a big success!
I know it’s hard to decide, but which of the previous briefs and final designs makes you wish you had joined the company sooner?
The Savoy, Thames Foyer. The whole collection is just so beautiful. My favourite aspect is how the designers incorporated the history of the hotel in small details of the uniform such as the bird lining. This detail represents the bird story that took place in the Thames-Foyer in 1918. What an amazing idea! Whilst carrying out research for my interview this project really blew me away and I instantly knew I wanted to be a part of the company and contribute to another similar uniform collection.
Describe your experience at Studio 104 in three words.
Exciting, challenging and every day is different from the last!
Can you tell us a little bit about what’s to come in future at Studio 104?
I have joined at a time where the company is growing dramatically. Our client base is expanding day by day along with our supplier base and the Studio 104 team. We have some very important members joining us soon. There are lots of great things to come for Studio 104. Unfortunately, I can’t give too much away but you should definitely watch this space!