Learn more about Esme Young and Patrick Grant, Great British Sewing Bee's resident judges.
Esme Young is a senior lecturer on the prestigious fashion course at London’s Central St Martin’s College which she also attended during the 70s.
She co-founded the fashion label Swanky Modes, gaining iconic status with its signature bodycon dresses loved by celebrities Cher, Grace Jones and Julie Christie. The legacy of Swanky Modes lives on at the V&A and the Museum of London where the dresses form part of a permanent collection.
Today Esme makes garments for films (including Trainspotting and Bridget Jones) out of her Hackney studio.