Our Berlin host Mark Felstead this week meets the dynamic duo behind Studio 104, leading bespoke uniform designer for luxury and premium hospitality brands. He elicits some good news stories and finds plenty of inspiration for those who may be struggling with our beloved events industry at this difficult time.
Firstly, Ian Porter shares with us some of his Magic Moments from Berlin and talks about Gehry’s ‘Best Thing I’ve Ever Done’ architecture, drawing his own comparisons to the times he has spent in the city.
Meanwhile his partner Jane, who launched her company Studio 104 10 years ago, talks about her story and the challenges she faced as a young woman launching her own business and what it takes to succeed – empowering stuff!
Studio 104 is not only designing bespoke uniforms for some of the top luxury hotels around the world, but it is expanding rapidly.
Both Ian and Jane embody just how a career in the events business can act as a launch pad onto other pastures green.
The Porters also share some great advice for those wanting to set up their own business and how to make it a success.
And film buffs should listen out for the links – somewhat tenuous I admit – between Mod fashion, Quadrophenia and Bell Boys!