Simon Henry started to knit, sew and crochet from the age of nine. A family friend, talented seamstress and sample hand, taught him traditional techniques that she learned in the ateliers of some of the best couture houses - techniques that he still uses and teaches today. He has been designing and making couture end wedding gowns, formal wear for balls and red carpet events, plus tailored day and cruise-wear for over thirty years. An experienced dressmaking tutor, Simon has taught and mentored many students over the years. Simon lives in Derby, UK with his civil partner Clive.