12 posts tagged "Savile Row"
Innovate or die. The tried-and-true mantra may still ring in the halls of business schools, but in the more hide-bound corners of fashion, it occasionally falls on deaf ears. Tradition über alles? Not at one sharp-thinking shop on Savile Row. London’s Henry Herbert Tailors offers a more modern service for bespoke clients on the go: tailoring to your door via Vespa. “Henry Herbert Tailors now offers round-the-clock suit tailoring, using our fleet of Vespa scooters to visit customers wherever and whenever is good for them,” the suitmaker reports, noting that its qualified tailors are also fully qualified motorcyclists. That’s a fine concession to contemporary life, but some truths are immortal: wealthy and powerful gentlemen (i.e., custom customers) are occasionally cads, too. That’s why Herbert’s tailors offer to reach them “at their desk, apartment, mistress’ flat, or airport lounge.”
Vogue U.K. gets the first look at Alice Temperley’s new ALICE diffusion line, which hits stores this February. The low-down: more of the designer’s signature wild prints and girly silhouettes, less of your hard-earned cash to get ‘em. Here’s a second look from the upcoming collection, left. [Vogue U.K.]
Blogger looks at couture, sees Pokemon. We never thought we’d say so but, yeah, if we squint, we sorta can, too. [Textbook]
Sundance TV goes deeper into the world of fashion with two new series and two new Web programs. They’ll cover designer denim, the red carpet, fashion week preparations, and Savile Row, respectively, so we can safely say there’s something for everybody—except, maybe, that person that turns to Sundance for movies. Well, there’s always the festival for that. [WWD]
And the bloggers at New York noticed that Jon Hamm’s beard—a mainstay of awards season to date—is no longer with us. Ave atque vale, lumberjack facial hair. (And hello again, Don Draper!) [NY Mag]