Savile Row Open House
In recognition of the inaugural London Collections: Men, the bespoke tailors of Savile Row and the gentlemen’s requisites houses of the Burlington Arcade will co-host a cocktail reception for the British fashion industry, international press and the historic houses in Mayfair, Piccadilly and St. James’s who have dressed the world’s most elegant men for centuries. This is a fashion is GREAT
15th June 2012: 4pm Savile Row Open House:
The bespoke tailors of Savile Row will open their showrooms and workshops to invited guests. Each of the tailors will be showing a bespoke garment cut in fine quality lightweight wool to showcase the Woolmark Company’s Cool Wool campaign. These models will be displayed in all of the Savile Row tailors’ windows.
Houses participating include:
Anderson & Sheppard
Chester Barrie with Edward Sexton
Chittleborough & Morgan
Davies & Son
Dege & Skinner
Gieves & Hawkes
H. Huntsman & Sons
Henry Poole & Co
Norton & Sons
Meyer & Mortimer
Welsh & Jefferies
Savile Row and the Burlington Arcade are honoured to be taking delivery of a collection of vintage and new model Maserati sports cars supplied by HR Owen, the UK’s leading luxury car retailer, that will be on show on the Row and outside the arcade. Maserati’s elegant heritage cars and ultra-modern current models will sit perfectly on the Row, reflecting the streets’ eclectic mix of the classic and cutting edge tailoring houses.
15th June 2012: 6.30pm Cocktail Reception at Burlington Arcade
Guests are invited to the Burlington Arcade – the world’s grandest and oldest covered shopping street built in 1819 – for a cocktail reception co-hosted by the London Evening Standard. The Savile Row Collins and Burlington Beadle will be mixed especially for the event by the Savoy American Bar head Erik Lorincz. Mr Lorincz’s Burlington Beadle cocktail is mixed in honour of the arcade’s guardians for whom Henry Poole & Co has made magnificent new liveries unveiled to the press this evening.
The gentlemen’s requisites houses in the Burlington Arcade will remain open for the cocktail reception. Shops participating include Crockett & Jones, Harrys of London, Jimmy Choo Men, Church’s, Thomas Lyte, Pickett, N.Peal, Berk Cashmere, House of Cashmere, Pen Friend, Penhaligon’s and Vilebrequin.
Bespoke tailors have traded in the square mile surrounding Savile Row for over 300 years. The craftsmen and women who continue to make the finest gentlemen’s requisites by hand in Mayfair, Piccadilly and St. James’s first began colonising this quarter of London in 1666 after the Great Fire of London when commerce migrated from the City of London to surround the courts of Whitehall and St. James’s Palace. The Burlington Arcade is a jewel of Regency architecture and Mayfair’s most elegant, historic shopping arcade.