London Craft Week is a celebration of creativity not often rivalled elsewhere. For one week each year (the 2021 iteration will take place from 4th-10th October), leading designers, brands and galleries flock to our beloved capital to showcase their wares, skills and works of art.
This year alone, the programme includes a celebration of English sparkling wine with Nyetimber, a spectacle-frame making workshop hosted by Cubitts and a talk by the Danish Embassy on Danish art, craft and design. The event is a unique coalescence of creatives from a vast array of specialisms: and for 2021, London Craft Week has partnered with Gentleman’s Journal in a brand new collaboration that you’re positively, definitively, unequivocally going to want to be part of.
This year, London Craft Week will play host to a glittering evening affair, aptly titled ‘LCW Lates’; and the event in question has been captioned ‘The Savile Row Edition’. Taking place on Tuesday 5th October from 6:00-8:00pm, it encapsulates everything you’d expect from the title alone.
Have you ever wondered just exactly what goes on behind the scenes at one of the most famous streets in the world; a street that’s maintained an unrivalled status in gentlemen’s style vernacular for centuries? Because now’s your chance to finally dip behind the (metaphorical) curtain, and learn how those bespoke tailors — tailors who hold an almost holy place in gentlemanly fashion and etiquette — do what they do best.
You will, of course, be famous with the brands that have catapulted Savile Row to its global style status over the years — and it’s these brands you can expect to interact with (and learn from) at The Savile Row Edition. Have you ever wanted to ask the team at Henry Poole & Co how they create the perfect bespoke suit? Now would be the time. How about Huntsman? Dege & Skinner? Cad & The Dandy? Savile Row Valet? They’ll all be there: ready and waiting to offer a privileged insight into their inner workings.
Expect to witness demonstrations of their signature techniques, together with new knowledge and understanding of the respective brands’ heritage, individual style and specialist techniques at a rare after-hours experience. And the best part? Guests will receive invaluable style advice: and rest assured that you’ll want to bring along your notebook and pen for this one. Style advice of this calibre doesn’t come around often.
To top it all off, you can enjoy all this newfound style insight whilst sipping delectable cocktails, courtesy of Sipsmith — and if Sipsmith is involved, you know those cocktails will be world-class (to say the very least). But we’ve yet to mention one very key thing…
For those for whom their ideal Tuesday evening includes widening their sartorial knowledge whilst simultaneously sipping some of the finest gin cocktails London has to offer: tickets can be booked here.
For those esteemed members of the Gentleman’s Journal Clubhouse, however: London Craft Week has generously gifted 30 — yes, 30 — free tickets to this scintillating Savile Row event. So keep your eyes peeled for the Clubhouse newsletter that’ll land in your inbox this Sunday (26th September), and which will include instructions on how to register your interest for one of those enviable tickets. Trust us: this sort of insight into the inner workings of Savile Row doesn’t grow on trees.
And if you’re not yet a Clubhouse member, you’ll presumably want to sort that situation out forthwith. Happily for you, details on how to do so can be found below…
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