Lee Paton grew up in the English Lake District with family roots stemming from Scotland and France. Two places that continue to influence his high-end womens and menswear. The collections present a rix mixture of traditional British elegance and tailoring with detailed hand-finishing and couture techniques of the early Parisian ateliers.
During education at the London College of Fashion, a design internship at Alexander McQueen turned into a six-month stint at the studio and studies in historic and military tailoring led to additional training on London’s Savile Row. Prior to graduation he had accumulated a strong list of high-profile clients who supported the development of his signature house style. Paton graduated in 2008 and soon after presented his first collection at an off-schedule show during London Fashion Week.
The house presents bi-annual women's ready-to-wear collections in London and 2014 will see Paton's first haute couture collection presented during Paris Couture Fashion Week and the first of his bi-annual menswear collections. He continues to produce work privately from his London atelier where clients can select from fine one-off pieces or leaf through volumes of unique hand embroidery samples, knit swatches and fine fabrics for bespoke made garments.