CRICKET CREW: More than 100 models dressed in pastels and cricket whites turned out at Lord’s Cricket Ground in the Savile Row Collective show, in association with Woolmark. It was like a scene from a British postcard, with models dressed in pastel tailoring and cricket whites, sitting in the sun at the historic cricket ground, or inside the long room, sipping on Chivas Regal, and showing off Savile Row tailoring.
“They’re actual cricket players,” said Kent & Curwen creative director Michael Sondag of the half-dozen gents sitting in cricket attire, looking every inch as model-handsome as their companions. “Really, they’re playing tomorrow but they took today off to be involved in [the presentation of Savile Row tailoring].”
Tommy Hilfiger, who is in town for men’s week, said he was looking forward to a tour of Lord’s and seeing the Ashes champions urn. Hats by Lock & Co or Bates sat upon many of the models’ heads while Cutler and Gross sunglasses were perched on noses. There were shoes by Edward Green or Foster and Son, and ice-cream hued clothes from some of Savile Row’s best-known bespoke tailors: Richard James, Davies and Sons, Gieves & Hawkes, Henry Poole, Huntsman, Lutwyche and Cool Wool looks from Anderson and Sheppard.