JSD have demonstrated their expertise in creating durable and practical workwear, with a fantastic new uniform which befits both the newly transformed palace and the expertise of our front of house team.
Kensington Palace commissioned Jermyn Street Design to breathe life into the new staff uniform design concepts created by Jaeger for the palace. JSD had supplied uniforms to the Historic Royal Palaces in the past and as one of the only corporate clothing companies in London with our own pattern and sample room, we were the obvious choice. Our challenge now was to maintain the strong design from Jaeger – inspired by the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection and the palace’s renovation – and transform it into a suite of functional garments.
First step was to set the JSD senior designers and garment technologists to work with Jaeger’s sketches. Our technical team created the patterns for uniforms for both male and female front of house employees of differing ages, heights and shapes, working in different environments within the palace.
Our team scoured the UK and Europe to source suitable fabrics and trims – including specially commissioned WM monogrammed buttons – then produced several full working samples in-house, with less than a week’s turnaround for each sample run. Members of staff at the palace were consulted during the creative process, and each item was examined and agreed with the client to zero colour, cut, fabrics and trim before final sign-off.
We went to a trusted London-based manufacturer to make the final garments. The long-standing relationship between our two companies ensured the small quantities involved could be made locally. The uniforms were made in a range of sizes to fit the Kensington Palace staff and JSD then held a measuring day and arranged for garments to be tailored on delivery, to ensure the best fit for every member of the palace team.