Along side our own London Craft Week Classes, Hawthorne & Heaney also have some embroidery on display in the shape of a navy smoking jacket we embroidered for Anderson & Sheppard. They are part of a collaboration with Jeremy King OBE of the Beaumont Hotel London to create a capsule collection inspired by the hotel:
‘Each tailor has produced an outfit for Jimmy Beaumont, a fictional character invented by Jeremy to inform the interior design of the 1926 hotel building. The collection includes a tuxedo, a three piece suit and night-wear, highlighting the skill of the tailors alongside their ability to respond to their client’s character. Each piece of Jimmy Beaumont’s wardrobe is displayed in the tailors windows along Savile Row. ‘ (London Craft Week)
Here are some of the photos of the jacket in the various stages of production, whilst the pieces were still flat they were provided to us to create the frogging on the front and motifs on the sleeves which are inspired by the symbols on playing cards:
All above images from @jennie_mcwalter
And here is the finished jacket, if you’d like to see this piece and others from the collection, they are all on display in their prospective shops down Savile Row now until 7th May.
Image above by @guy.hills and video courtsey of Anderson & Sheppard.
Last week,Washington DC played host to the tailors of Savile Row in a special exhibition collaboration with Bentley Cars at the British Embassy. A selection of Savile Row’s best tailors went over to represent the craft and show some of their own pieces, modern day and historical in Savile Row And America: A Sartorial Special Relationship. By all accounts it was two fully packed days of festivities with 30 guests on the first night, treated to a guided tour of the exhibition, dinner and drinks. The second day 400 people passed through the exhibition to take in all its sights. There were 70 outfits and 175 artefacts, including ledgers, patterns, photographs, documents and curiosities demonstrating the relationship between Savile Row and the USA.
The above jackets were produced by four of the best known tailoring houses; Henry Poole, Huntsman, Gieves & Hawkes, and Dege & Skinner which were inspired by the Bentley GT speed as seen in the background in celebration of the collaboration. At Hawthorne and Heaney we are very proud to say that a few of our pieces found their way into the exhibition too. The jacket second from the left can be seen in more detail below, sporting a little embroidery on the pocket and the check jacket has some lovely frogging details on the cuffs.