BREAKING INTO THE BOYS CLUB: Kathryn Sargent has broken the British tailoring mold as the first female to set up shop in London’s Savile Row. From royals and politicians to famous names such as David Beckham, Sargent has dressed a range of figures and opened her second store on the Mayfair road known for bespoke tailors.
Located on 37 Savile Row, the 850-square-foot shop offers men’s and women’s bespoke tailoring with made-to-measure suits starting at 1,300 pounds, or $1,837, to 4,200 pounds, or $5,936, for a two-piece Sargent suit.
No stranger to making Savile Row history, as the 41-year-old master tailor was the first woman to become a head cutter in 2009. Sargent honed her skills for 15 years working up the ranks at Gieves & Hawkes before launching her eponymous bespoke label in 2012.
“As a tailor it has been a long-held ambition of mine,” Sargent said. Throughout my career, I have upheld the excellent values of Savile Row. I am thrilled to be making history, although for me being a woman is incidental, I am a tailor first and foremost.”
Launched in 2012, Sargent opened her first store on 6 Brook Street.