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Kathryn Sargent

Kathryn Sargent

Owner, Kathryn Sargent Bespoke Tailoring
BRITAIN FASHION TAILOR

On London’s famed Savile Row, where the tailors—and clients—are typically male, Kathryn Sargent is one of just a few female faces. She started as an apprentice at Savile Row mainstay Gieves & Hawkes in 1996, gradually ascending the ranks to become head cutter—the first woman to hold that role—in 2009. In 2012 she left to open her own shop in London’s Mayfair, Kathryn Sargent Bespoke Tailoring. When she opened a store on Savile Row in 2016, she became the first female master tailor to do so. “Women have been present in the back rooms of the tailoring profession as finishers and assistant tailors for centuries, so I am proud to be leading the way front of house,” Sargent has said. Since then, a wave of young women has been breaking into this traditionally male-dominated industry. “There are more women working on Savile Row now than ever before,” Sargent told Luxury London last year. “In time, it won’t be a notable subject anymore.”

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