On Tuesday, my friend James and I went up to Newcastle to see Nigel at his studio. As Ryan mentioned recently, I'm working on a feature about him and we needed to shoot some portraits. I've been looking forward to seeing behind the scenes for a while now and wasn't disappointed. While James worked hard getting some great shots of Nigel, I took some pictures of my own. You'll see the space properly as part of the feature but these should give a hint of what to expect. The studio is housed in a beautiful two storey building at the bottom of Nigel's garden. It's full of not only his own designs but also an amazing array of reference material. This includes one of the most impressive vintage collections I've ever seen. Nigel's worked in the industry for over 40 years but still has an incredible enthusiasm for what he does. We had a great day listening to his stories, trying on clothes and watching as he worked on designs for next winter. I'd like to thank him and Drew for being so accommodating, and Nigel's daughter Sophie for getting us back to the station just in time for our train. I hope you enjoy the pictures; we'll have much more on Mr. Cabourn very soon.