Huntsman, the iconic Savile Row bespoke tailor founded in 1849, 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 same uncompromising level of service that has made it one of the most prestigious houses in British tailoring history.
“I am proud and privileged 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 absolutely 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 men’s and women’s tailoring and country wear.”
Mr L’Roubi’s expertise in women’s bespoke will allow Huntsman to develop their range. As Mr L’Roubi notes, “More and more women are seeking Savile Row tailoring. Huntsman recognised this early on. In our Bond Street Atelier we look forward to offering a stronger 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 and utilising his particular expertise in women’s bespoke tailoring which will enhance Huntsman’s services to its customers."
Huntsman exists made-to-measure and ready to wear collections will also receive attention. “There are some very beautiful pieces drawn from Huntsman’s extensive archive which demand a wider audience,” notes Mr L’Roubi.
In the best traditions of Huntsman and their distinctive sporting traditions, Roubi L’ Roubi are 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, including tweeds for men and finely fitted sporting and country clothing for women.
Peter Smith, General Manager of Huntsman says, “This investment comes at a great time for Huntsman, allowing us to build on the success we are currently enjoying with a strong in-house bespoke business, both here and abroad, complemented by made-to measure and ready to wear.
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. Renowned for his soft, meticulous tailoring and dressmaking, his expertise in fit and design has seen him in demand for both mens’ and ladies’ tailoring, country and shooting attire, and ladies’ eveningwear. Across the Atlantic, Roubi is a member of the Costume Guild of Hollywood. Actress Zoe Saldana 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, industry tycoons and stars of stage and screen have always looked the part. Huntsman’s bespoke tailoring is unique, elegant and sartorially precise. At its long established shop, cutting room and workshops on 11 Savile Row, Huntsman offers bespoke, made to measure and ready-to-wear.