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Gieves & Hawkes
| 2 February 2017
Gieves & Hawkes Opens Private Tailoring Store at Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
Headquartered at No.1 Savile Row London, Gieves & Hawkes is one of the world’s most famous tailors and has been dressing men of distinction for over 245 years. The company is proud to announce the opening of a unique, 440sq ft space offering the brand’s custom Private Tailoring service at the legendary Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong.
Inspired by the award-winning interior at No.1 Savile Row, the new space features the signature smoked oak paneling and custom metalwork created for the global flagship in London, reflecting the same intimate feeling of rarefied exclusivity and privacy. The artists Fredrikson Stallard, whose work is installed at No.1 Savile Row, have been commissioned to create another unique piece from their Hurricane Mirror series for the new space, further aligning the elevated interiors for which the brand is known.
Private Tailoring Service at the new store provides a level of care and attention to detail usuallyafforded only to Bespoke commissions. The service prides itself on discretion, exclusivity and craftsmanship with every garment engineered to suit the requirements of the individual client and crafted to the highest possible specification in true Savile Row tradition. At store we also present Ready to Wear collections including a range of hand-tailored suits, jackets and outerwear.
The Private Tailoring service begins with an initial consultation during which clients are invited to share their personal style preferences, lifestyle needs and requirements for their suit. Each order is managed personally by the same highly-trained team member ensuring continuity and quality of service from initial consultation through to delivery. Cloths are discussed and selected, and once the style has been decided upon a variety of client measurements are taken from all over the body to ensure the perfect fit. Every detail is considered and the client is guided seamlessly through the process at each and every step. After around eight weeks, the client is welcomed back to the store for their final fitting where minor adjustments are made to ensure perfection.
Speaking of the new space, Vise President – Leasing & Project of Trinity International Brands Limited Mr. Jon Abel commented “We hope to be able to distill the essence of Gieves & Hawkes and bring a small slice of No1 Savile Row into the heart of Hong Kong. The finest English cloths have been selected from the best English mills and our Tailoring Specialists have been trained at No.1 Savile Row London to gain first hand experience, where it all began. My team are excited to be able to bring the very best of English sartorial excellence to the heart of Asia’s World City, Hong Kong.” Mark Frost, Gieves & Hawkes’ Design Director noted “Hong Kong is a city we love to visit and I’m especially excited that we are opening this unique space in such a vibrant global hub. It’s an honour to bring our Savile Row expertise and knowledge to Hong Kong, and to welcome new clients seeking out British tailoring at its best.”
About the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
Overlooking Victoria Harbour, The Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong is both the hotel group’s first property and its flagship. Like Gieves & Hawkes, the hotel exemplifies a commitment to contemporary luxury planted firmly in the traditions of a rich heritage as a much-loved city landmark for almost six decades.
About Fredrikson Stallard Hurricane 2016
Hurricane is a series of mirrors following on from British design duo Fredrikson Stallard’s Crush furniture series. Created from mirror-polished aluminium, the piece is hand-formed – the metal no longer bound by the glass box of earlier Crush pieces. Its material quality is amplified by its hanging status, reflecting light back into the room and disrupting the setting with abstract, painterly reflections of its environment.
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