Kathryn Sargent it set become the first woman to open her own tailoring business on London’s Savile Row.
When her new premises opens at number 37 in August, she will be the first woman ever to have had her name on the street since tailors first began basing themselves there 213 years ago. She said of the opening, “I am thrilled to be making history, although for me being a woman is incidental. I am a tailor first and foremost.”
Sargent began her career sorting buttons and thread at Gieves & Hawkes, and now counts David Beckham and the King of Tonga as clients. Currently she has an appointment-only business on Brook Street where bespoke two-piece suits start from £4200. Her new business will cater for men and women. Sargent described wanting it to be “gender neutral tailoring house.”
Kathryn Sargent, No.6 Brook Street, 1st Floor, Mayfair, London, W1S 1BB