Carol Alayne ~ master tailor
a blend of haute-couture and Savile Row
How It All Began
Carol Alayne is a master tailor and haute couture specialist with over 30 years professional experience both in Savile Row, and at a number of leading fashion houses.
Leaving her successful banking career in 1988, she moved from the US to London in order to pursue her passion for the art of bespoke tailoring. Here, she quickly developed a reputation for working across disciplines; tailoring, haute couture, costume and field sports.
She has been connected with the houses of Chanel, Huntsman, Gieves & Hawkes, Welsh & Jefferies, Hardy Amies and Holland & Holland. In 2008 she relocated her studio to London’s Spitalfields and set up Carol Alayne Bespoke (formerly Tailoring for Women Ltd.), a specialist bespoke service for women.
Al Thani Royal Family (Qatar)
BBC Radio: Woman’s Hour, Midweek, Late Night
BBC TV: “Service” with Michel Roux, Jr.
BBC Royal Albert Hall Promenade Concerts
Bath Spa University
City Women’s Network
Dame Kiri Te Kanewa
Gieves & Hawkes
Hand & Lock
Higher + Higher
Holland & Holland
London College of Fashion
Royal Household of Jordan
Royal Opera House
Royal Society of Musicians
American Chamber of Commerce (Tokyo)
Bath Spa University (Global Citizenship Programme)
BNP Paribas (Capsule Wardrobe Planning)
City Women's Network (Going Global)
Hand & Lock (Tailoring Techniques)
Union Society of Westminster (First woman speaker)
V&A (Evolution of Women's Tailoring)