LONDON, Jan. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Huntsman, the iconic Savile Row bespoke
tailor, is pleased to announce Bond Street designer and couturier Roubi
L'Roubi, as its new Creative Director, and Co-Owner. Huntsman's bespoke
business will continue to focus on delivering the uncompromising level
of service that has made it one of the most prestigious houses in
British tailoring history.
"I am proud to be able to uphold the tradition of supreme craftsmanship
which has distinguished Huntsman for more than 160 years," Mr L' Roubi
said. "After being involved with collaborations on Savile Row, and
serving as a judge at the 2011 Golden Shears Awards, I am delighted to
become one of the Huntsman team as Creative Director. With the
continuing support of Peter Smith our General Manager, and Patrick
Murphy, Head Cutter, we can continue to achieve the highest standards
of excellence in tailoring and country wear."
Mr L'Roubi 's expertise in women's bespoke will allow Huntsman to
develop their range. "More and more women are seeking Savile Row
tailoring, Mr L'Roubi notes, " Huntsman recognised this early on. In
our Bond Street Atelier we look forward to offering a dedicated service
to women looking for excellent tailoring and fit, alongside Huntsman's
formal menswear." Patrick Murphy, Head Cutter added, "We are looking
forward to working with Mr L'Roubi utilising his particular expertise
in women's bespoke tailoring.
In the best traditions of Huntsman's distinctive sporting traditions,
Roubi L' Roubi is also well placed in his association with country
tailoring. An accomplished dressage rider and keen shot, having
designed a bespoke collection for Holland and Holland, he has long
experience of creating functional, elegant clothing for the field.
Huntsman is now under the co-ownership of Roubi L'Roubi and his business
partner, Pierre Lagrange, effective 8th January
Roubi L'Roubi is a London designer who brings together the best
traditions of Savile Row and Bond St. Across the Atlantic, Roubi is a
member of the Costume Guild of Hollywood. Actress Zoe Sadana will wear
Roubi's period creations for her starring role in the forthcoming film
about Nina Simone's life.
Huntsman was founded in 1849 and has reigned supreme at the heart of
Savile Row for over 160 years. The in-house team of cutters and tailors
has ensured that many crowned heads, nobility, and stars have always
looked the part.
For further information:
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