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Sartor, Alchemy & Progression

Art Comes First is a London-Based arts collective with nine distinctive enterprises including a consultancy, art collective, and a non-profit organization. The collective champions slow fashion and cultural craftsmanship. Leading a movement of tailored and classic style-driven garments for gentlemen and gentlewomen, Art Comes First is championing art with its creative expression.
ART COMES FIRST
Art Comes First
Paying homage to the past by bringing it to the present and innovating for the future, Art Comes First focuses on the minor details that bring the cut, silhouette & colour palette to life. This unique brand revives traditional pieces whilst making them modern and fresh.
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A' Distressed Wool Blend Cardigan
ART COMES FIRST
A' Distressed Wool Blend Cardigan
A tactile varsity letter stands against racism with vivid words on this comfy, distressed cardigan from the London-based arts collective, Art Comes First.
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£ 159.35
Hoodie
This comfy, universal hoodie from a London-based arts collective is a product of their expressive, unrestrictive and gender-inclusive branch, Avec Ces Freres.
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£ 159.35
Patch Leather Biker Jacket
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Patch Leather Biker Jacket
A tactile varsity letter and vivid brand patches badge this slim leather biker jacket from the London-based arts collective, Art Comes First.
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£ 1,175.55
Peace Brother T-Shirt
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Peace Brother T-Shirt
An empowering graphic promoting anti-discrimination marks this universal T-shirt from the gender-inclusive branch, Avec Ces Freres, of the ACF arts collective.
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£ 66.90
Meet the Founders

Sam Lambert

In an era where collaboration, particularly in fashion, has become a must-do rather than a nice-to-have, Sam Lambert, who, alongside Shaka Maidoh, founded Art Comes First a decade ago seem to have found the right way to championing art. Sam Lambert was born in Angola and exceled at tailoring whilst working on Savile Row, first at Spencer Hart and then at Ozwald Boateng. It was here where he and London-born Maidoh initially met and worked together.

Shaka Maidoh

Shaka Maidoh is a British-born stylist, visual designer and Art Comes First co-founder. Inspired by the past, present and future and combining it with styles passed on by his forefather and his father, Maidoh is "married to the art of craft.”