Hormazd Narielwalla is a collage maker; working with bespoke Savile Row tailoring patterns as his source materials.
His fascination of tailoring archive earned him the only International Rector’s Scholarship from the University of Arts London at London College of Fashion. His research focuses on exploring a new value for the pattern by looking at them as historical documents and beautiful drawings in their own right, the British Raj being the context.
During his residency at Dege & Skinner Savile Row, he wrote The Savile Row Cutter, the tailoring biography of Master Tailor Michael Skinner published by Bene-factum Publishers. London 2011, and in 2008 produced a limited edition artist book Dead Man’s Patterns, a design story inspired by bespoke patterns belonging to deceased customers. The book was acquired by several art collections around the world including the Rare British Modern Collection at the British Library.
The concept of his artistic quest is to interpret and communicate patterns as abstract shapes of the human form; using this unique theme in his work he narrates untold tailoring stories