An English female tailor has become the first woman master tailor to open her store in London’s prestigious Savile Row. Kathryn Sargent trained at Royal tailor, Gieves & Hawkes for 15 years where she also became the first female head cutter.

“When I was younger, I think people were quite surprised that I wanted to do this, and it’s still a talking point, but everyone has welcomed me with open arms in Savile Row,” said Sargent.

Sargent began her apprentice in 1996 after visiting Savile Row and has worked as a bespoke tailor for both men and woman. The new studio will continue Sargent’s multi-sex tailoring service, making her one of the few on Savile Row to offer products for women. Additionally, Sargent is also set to launch her unisex “Sargent Harris” tweed.

Caption: Kathryn Sargent, master tailor.