Nicholas is a pattern cutter, garment technologist and designer with a focus on Menswear. He has worked as a men’s wear pattern cutter for brands such as McQ, Carolyn Massey, Qassimi and Houndsdtich. Nicholas has also worked on pattern cutting for Women’s wear and Children’s wear and on pattern cutting for costumes worn at the London 2012 Olympic opening and closing ceremonies.
In 2012, he founded pattern cutting company, Thomas Bowler with the aim to provide fashion designers with high quality patterns that translate their designs from sketch to final production ready patterns, working with a mixture of new designers and 1-1 clients.
As well as teaching at Fashion Antidote, Nicholas also teaches as a Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology course at London College of Fashion, teaching Menswear Development and Realisation, supporting students understanding of the 3D realisation process, whilst equipping them with relevant technical skills for industry and reflecting the current practise of industry
He has a PGCHE in Academic practice and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
At Fashion Antidote, Nicholas teaches Menswear, Pattern Cutting, Sewing Skills and 1 to 1 on specialist projects.
Areas of Expertise:
• Creative pattern cutting, specialising in Menswear.
• Patterns for production
• Able to work from sketches, photos or samples
• Flat pattern cutting
• Drape/working on the stand
• Toiling (in calico or similar)
• Design development, Full specification packs ready for production – detailed packs include drawings, measurements, detailing and notes.
• Sourcing knowledge – fabrics trimmings etc.
• Advanced knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
• Large amount of industry experience working with various brands.
• UK and overseas manufacturing experience