Catherine Walker opened her studio in 1977 in Chelsea’s residential Sydney Street. She has been a leading and highly successful couturiere working within the Fashion industry for 30 years.
Catherine Walker Ltd specializes in couture designs. Individual orders are taken from the collection, and made-to-measure garments are produced.
The atelier based on Sydney Street in run along Parisian lines, with separate studios devoted to tailoring – coats and suits made form flat patterns and dressmaking – involving drapery using more pliant cloths, with additional skilled craftspeople employed to undertake embroidery.
The sales assistants possess intimate knowledge of each clients taste and figure type. They are responsible for organizing fittings and communicating the information about each client to the relevant studio.
Walker designs two seasonal collections each year – of evening wear, daywear and tailoring, she also designs wedding gowns and since surviving breast cancer has created a range of skin care products.
Joely Richardson, Olivia Williams; Amanda Holden; Tasha de Vasconcelos, Emilia Fox, Lucy Liu to name a few as well as young members of the Royal Family, such as Viscountess Linley, Lady Helen Taylor, and Lady Gabriella Windsor.