Nyheke Lambert LTD is a one stop shop for clothing manufacturing specialising in Start-up companies & bespoke attire
‘‘ I pride myself on the commitment to provide a professional and speedy service at all times, whilst maintaining the highest quality of work. Problem solving and attention to detail are a must. My ultimate goal is to meet and exceed the expectations of every client. I take on all types of jobs from small domestic work, commercial projects or high profile clients, all carried out to the highest standards. My One stop shop includes the following services: Bespoke pieces, Clothing line start-ups, Alterations, Sampling, Small production runs, 1-2-1 Tuition, CAD design, Printing & Embroider, Consultancy, Workshops & Events.’’
I Had quite an unconventional entrance into the clothing industry. Originally From Birmingham where my first passion lied in the science industry. Human biology to be specific. I had started a degree in Audiology in 2009 where it ended up being a false start. There was something about me caring more about what i’d be wearing as appose to remembering my books and stationary that started to make me question whether this was something I could see myself doing for the rest of my life. The answer was of course no. I then started to think about the subjects in school that made me happy and did very well in and the answer was Textiles/Design technology & Art.
I then decided to enrol onto a foundation in art & design which would then allow me to re-locate to the big city to study a degree in Fashion design at the university of East London. Initially i thought i wanted to be a designer but quickly realised that I didn’t like to sketch and my natural style wasn’t typically fashionable - it was more practical. It was at this point where I became uncertain about the position that i was in. It was evident that my immediate strength was being able to understand and implement a brief very well however this only made up a small amount of the course. being able to sketch was pivotal and being able to produce a final piece required training which i didn’t have and so there was only so far that my grades could go. So i was in a position where the two things which i believed defined a great designer where not applicable to me.
It wasn't until my placement year at university I began to find myself as a creative. I worked across three different markets to understand how the industry worked and which part of it I wanted to be part of.
At House of Billiam (niche, tailoring, bespoke), I learnt the foundations of Outer Torso wear: intermediate level pattern cutting, sewing and connections with trimming and fabric suppliers. Here I worked on projects for the likes of One Direction, Lana Del Ray, Stooshe, Perez Hilton and Harvard University while assisting on collaborations with A Million Hands and Slam City Skates. Whereas at Marks & Spencer (high street), computer-aided design, presentations, research design development and measuring pieces were predominant. Finally my time at Minki Cheng (high end), focused heavily on fittings, understanding technical patterns and technical sewing, while travelling between UK factories to follow up or drop off work.
2013 was the most exciting and significant year of my career because it was when I decided to drop out of university and continue working with Minki Cheng.
But I was interning and money began to run low. With minimal options, I had to start utilising the skills i had built during my placement year which is when Instagram really came through for me. Before I knew it, I was making stage costumes for X-Factor candidates, concerts, the red carpet, award shows, live sewing events and working alongside Nike x Liberty London.
Over the past six years, I’ve grafted; giving birth to brands from my many bedrooms in London that always double up as studios. Now I have started Nyheke Lambert LTD having quit my job as an express tailor at Harrods in January 2018 to have a go at really pushing all my services, developing a team and collaborating with creative individuals. With several projects in the pipeline, I'm preparing to conquer new ground.
My ambition is to one day have an extremely talented house of individuals where we take on projects catering to music artists, films, theatre, concerts, tours and start-ups. So Far Nyheke Lambert LTD has collaborated and produced work for Rough copy, Shadez the misfit, Gfrsh , Kylie Minogue’s tour band , Zoe Costello , Arlo, Chase & Status, Bebe Rexha & Famous kid brick.’’