Hello, I’m Gill.
Welcome to California Tailor, my classic inspired clothing line where timeless style meets the laid back spirit of California.
Launching California Tailor at the beginning of 2014 was a happy moment for me. The start of a life long dream born from the desire to create the perfect woven shirt.
Growing up in London, England. Having earned my Bachelor of Arts in fashion design, I made the decision to move across the pond and pursue my career in the United States. It’s a journey that has taken me all the way from London to Los Angeles and many places in between. A journey that has seen me passionately designing for Abercrombie and Fitch, Hollister and Gilly Hicks. A journey that has inspired California Tailor and ultimately led me to leave a decade of nine to five, and venture out alone. I now dedicate my time to creating and growing California Tailor.
California Tailor is inspired by my hometown of London, England and my new home of Los Angeles, California. I’ve created a classic inspired clothing line that draws inspirations from these two famous cities. Marrying the traditions of tailoring with the casual laid back lifestyle of California’s endless summer.
My first collection, Shirt No. 1 was born from the desire to create the perfect, American made, button down woven shirt. Over 1 year in the making. I sourced the highest quality fabrics from around the world and lovingly developed Shirt No. 1’s gently tailored feminine boy fit. It’s the perfect shirt for London, Los Angeles and everywhere in between. After a successful launch and receiving amazing and inspiring feedback, I have just released “Beach Ready,” the Shirt No. 1 summer collection. The new collection takes the classic button down beachside, adding some California sunshine to create the perfect dress up or dress down woven shirt.
Shirt No. 1 is just the beginning of limitless possibilities. Thank you for following along on my journey. As California Tailor continues to grow, I hope you come alone with me and join in the fun.
I love to hear from California Tailor customers and all our happy, fun loving friends and followers. I’d love to start a conversation with you, or simply come and say hello! on Twitter, Faceboook, Instagram or Pinterest.
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