Savile Row tailer Huntsman has been sold to Bond Street designer and couturier Roubi L’Roubi, who joins the team as creative director.
L’Roubi has acquired 100% of the company, which was founded in 1849, alongside hedge fund manager Pierre LaGrange. The business was previously owned by a consortium of private investors.
Working alongside general manager Peter Smith and head cutter Patrick Murphy, L’Roubi will focus on developing the women’s bespoke range, as well as Huntsman’s existing made to measure and ready to wear collections.
L’Roubi said: “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.”
Murphy 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 their customers.”