Claudia Ligari is a London-based fashion designer. Our collaboration, which began in winter 2010 and has continued through each of her collections since, has given me a taste of working with a professional fashion designer. The partnership
has demonstrated her particular needs in terms of construction, quality and timing. It has also been a chance to test fabrication processes at a larger scale. When it comes to making yardage, the physical properties, such as weight and strength, can change significantly.