Monday, August 27, 2012

Jo Baker - Ladies' Box shoulder jacket

Illustration and development; Influences taken from Brassai photograph taken of Nuns at the Hospice De Beune, 1957.

Jo Baker - Ladies' grey dinner jacket

Development of an innovative dinner jacket with invisible fly front and flap pocket cut into body of jacket

Jo Baker - Ladies' ice grey Blazer

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Jo Baker - Double-breasted suit

Androgynous masculine proprtions

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Marc Jacobs Collaboration on Fall 12 Collection

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New collection: Box Jacket

Piece from latest collection: box jacket.

Epilette cut into sleeve to give appearance of box shoulder-line. Technique used in 1940's to cut into blouses. Wool and silk combination.

This is a short instructional video about the creation of the Box Jacket. Videos for the step-by-step process of the creation of this piece are available at

The Bespoke Tailoring Process: The Box Jacket from Cut to Construction from Jo Baker on Vimeo.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Richard Nicoll, Fall 2010

London Fashion week photographs from, showing final bespoke show pieces cut and made for the collection. Exhibited at the underground Topshop Space, Covent Garden.

Development and hand tailored techniques of the pieces on the mannequin.

44 Inch Chest, movie jackets

Jackets made for the film 44 inch chest, for Ray Winstone and Stephen Dillane.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

V&A Museum: Golden Shears winners exhibition

Exhibition held at Victoria & Albert Museum in Kensington, London, on Saturday 14th November 2009.

Retrospective of winning pieces from prestigious Merchant Taylor's 'Golden Shears' competition, including Jo Baker's piece that won both Gold and Silver Awards in 2005.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Crop Jacket 2008

Sample piece combining late 1800’s cutting system with contemporary design.

Ladies Dinner Jacket 2009

Creating traditional gents dinner jacket for ladies, using Savile Row techniques. Has blazer cording and traditional silk facing.

Golden Shears 2005

Inspired by detailing of historical costume and fine bone corsetry.

Studying construction and panelling of stage corset from Royal Shakespeare Company, Cutting corset into tailcoat, using elements from traditional Savile Row riding and hunting attire techniques. Mood boards contain images of 1930’s burlesque, androgyny, Blonde Venus and Marlene Dietrich.

In 2005 won both Gold and Silver Awards at the prestigious Merchant Taylor’s Golden Shears competition