This year, during Huntsman’s 100th anniversary on the Row, we are celebrating our exceptional ladieswear. Our specialist Head Ladieswear Cutter Magdalena Handwerker will be visiting clients at the New York Trunk Show at our pied-a-terre in celebration of many years of dressing the leading women.
Huntsman has dressed some of the world’s most elegant, powerful and influential women for more than 150 years. No less than Queen Victoria herself; a leading lady who had an incredible understanding of what a bespoke cut and fit could bring to the functionality and elegance of ladieswear. Huntsman’s high profile female commissions bring a delicious feminine twist to its famous men’s tailoring. Cut to the body, accentuating shape and enhancing lines to achieve a mystical union of comfort, glamour and style.
From fashion, stage and screen, high society and royalty, Huntsman’s client list is a veritable who’s who of the world’s best-dressed women. In our archives on Savile Row, Countess Mountbatten of Burma sits alongside Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis rubs shoulders with the Maharani of Jaipur – names to conjure with. And it was in bringing out their personal style that the firm built a reputation for ladieswear among those in the know.
This close relationship with Hollywood continues to the present day, with icons like Nicole Kidman and Lauren Hutton among the firm’s clients. They are joined by many other notable figures who set the bar for style. Women like Daphne Guinness and Charlotte Stockdale. Women who know what they want and value the opportunity of working with our craftsmen, choosing just the right fabric, achieving the perfect fit.
Fashion brands often use women to make their clothes look great: we create the clothes that make women look great. That’s why customers come to Huntsman and you can experience this for yourself too – the care and detail that goes into creating truly elegant, flattering, one-off pieces.
Few women exemplify Huntsman more than Nicole Kidman who chose a three piece tweed Huntsman suit to wear at Women in the World conference in 2015.
Under the skillful guidance of Huntsman’s Head Ladieswear Cutter Magdalena Handwerker, we are proud to celebrate 100 years of ladieswear at 11 Savile Row with a more refined and elevated service than ever.
Whether for styling advice, choice of cloth, a bespoke fitting or general enquiry, our Bespoke Specialists and Cutters are here to help. In London you can either drop in to see us on Savile Row, chat to us online, or book an appointment with Magdalena who will be in New York on 57th Street from 13th – 15th June.