Member of the Week | Kathryn Sargent
Modern tailoring house with traditional Savile Row values at its core
Kathryn was a rising star during her 15-year career at Gieves & Hawkes of 1 Savile Row, where she rose to the position of head cutter, the first woman to do so in the entire history of Savile Row. Kathryn founded her own tailoring house in 2012; the atelier is located at 6 Brook Street in London’s prestigious Mayfair. To worldwide acclaim, in 2016, Kathryn achieved another first by becoming the first female master tailor on Savile Row with a year-long seasonal store.
At Kathryn Sargent Bespoke Tailoring, the focus is on traditional Savile Row craftsmanship and luxury customer service for both men and women. Each garment created is a collaboration between the client and Kathryn, ensuring a unique, beautifully tailored result that expresses the individual’s style.
Time-honoured Savile Row technical and creative skills are practised at the atelier. A paper pattern is drafted for each client’s bespoke order and every garment is created by hand to the highest quality, by coat-makers, trouser-makers and finishers with more than 50 hours of hand work in each commission. As master tailor, Kathryn oversees the cutting and production process to ensure quality and perfection in every piece.
The bespoke journey starts, naturally, with the client. Individual tastes and requirements are discussed and elaborated on during the initial consultation. Experts in creating tailor-made garments for all occasions, professions and lifestyles, Kathryn and her team offer an extensive array of fabric choices, from unique Scottish tweeds to wonderful woollen suitings. A series of three to four fittings are carried out during the creative process. The outcome of bespoke is that every garment enhances the client’s best features, captures their personality and fits perfectly.
In 2016 Kathryn Sargent introduced Crafted, a high-quality tailoring service at a relatively faster pace. A contemporary synthesis of style and efficiency, Crafted delivers exemplary made-to-measure tailoring enhanced with the usual high-quality craftsmanship paired with a rigorous attention to every detail.