Building upon 7 years of constructing bespoke saddlery hand sewn cases and durable leather goods for major professional photographers/ photojournalists, creative directors and film industry professionals via our former sister label Fast+Prime, we feel honoured that our work is chosen for daily use by such skilled creative professionals all over the world.
Since 2015, Channel Modern has been focused on bringing together absolutely all of our previous work into one place.
15 years working in the design industry for labels such as Alexander McQueen, Giorgio Armani and Loro Piana- to finally having our own label hanging amongst in retailers Harvey Nichols in London Knightsbridge and Beams International Gallery in Tokyo. Upon the sudden closure of our London factory during the '09 financial crash, in a complete about face I walked away from the clothing industry to learn new skills as I felt it was time to expand our capabilities and also look at our work in new ways with far better use and control of our materials and production. Starting from the absolute bottom, I went on to spend the next 6 years as a bespoke classic car restorer to finally working on some of the finest classic Jaguar, Mercedes, Rolls Royce and Aston Martin cars creating bespoke interiors, seats and hoods. During this time I began training in the highest level of sewing, production and lasting quality materials possible in our opinion, traditional saddlery.
A graduate of the worlds finest leather working/ saddlery schools Cordwainers/ Royal Mews London, Squidgie is a passionate and incredibly skilled independant professional saddler and horse owner based on the Hampshire Coast. We've been incredibly fortunate to have Squidgie work with us and gain deeper insights and perspectives from her experience and equestrian expertise, where lives depend on proper construction.