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UCA Fashion alumna makes history on Savile Row

Our Fashion alumna Kathryn Sargent has become the first female Master Tailor to open her own store on historic Savile Row – for the first time in four centuries of Piccadilly's association with tailoring.

Kathryn, who in 2009 also became the first female Head Cutter in Savile Row, has said: “I am delighted to be opening a shop on Savile Row. As a tailor it has been a long held ambition of mine, and 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.”

Kathryn Sargent

William Skinner, Managing Director of Dege & Skinner and Chairman of Savile Row Bespoke Association, commented: "It's fitting that the first woman to be appointed as a Head Cutter on Savile Row is returning to open a shop of her own and is testament to the continued appeal of Savile Row as the sartorial home of high quality, hand-crafted tailoring." 

The shop will be sister to Kathryn’s established atelier on Brook Street, tailoring for both men and women. The tailoring house does not have a specific style; Kathryn’s approach to her craft, from the initial consultation to the finished garment, is tailored to the wearer, their lifestyle and requirements. Kathryn Sargent on Savile Row will open for Spring/Summer 2016 as a seasonal residency – you can find out more here.

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Kathryn Sargent shop