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Kilgour creative director leaves

Savile Row tailor Kilgour’s creative director Carlo Brandelli is understood to have left the company.

Carlo Brandelli is believed to have left the tailoring label because of a difference of opion with Dubai-based owner JMH Group over the company’s strategy.

Brandelli joined Kilgour around 10 years ago to create the tailor’s first ready-to-wear collection and was appointed Kilgour’s creative director in 2003. Since his appointment Brandelli had modernised the collection, dressing the likes of Daniel Craig and Jude Law. He also won the British Fashion Council’s Menswear Designer of the Year award in 2005.

According to reports, Brandelli wanted to continue to develop Kilgour’s ready-to-wear business, while JMH Group wanted to focus on bespoke tailoring.

JMH Group, which is owned by James Hay, a former British Petroleum executive, bought Kilgour from private investment business KFS Group, in February last year.

Kilgour has two shops in Savile Row in London and wholesales to Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and Flannels.

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