“I love working with a master craftsman like Edward. Wearing something that has been made to fit the contours of your body makes you want to stand up tall; your whole posture is enhanced” – Annie Lennox
The Secret of Women’s Bespoke
Edward believes that when it comes to women’s tailoring “you have to understand how to be patient yet authoritative” – guiding clients through the demanding process of producing an elegant, feminine and empowering bespoke garment that meets with their expectations. Edward’s approach to ladies’ tailoring is legendary – he shocked Savile Row in the late 1960s with the groundbreaking and supremely sexy suits worn by the likes of Bianca Jagger and Twiggy. These suits were the result of Edward’s unique understanding of a woman’s sartorial requirements, an understanding that Edward then passed on to one of his one-time apprentices, none other that one Miss Stella McCartney. Edward famously helped McCartney to cut, design and craft her debut collection for the Parisian couture label Chloe – a collection which achieved critical acclaim globally for the sculptured lines and powerful shapes that Sexton imbued into the collection’s tailoring.
Sexton is perhaps the only British tailor that applies his uniquely expressive cut and technically superior construction to what he famously referred to as “a woman’s beautiful and varied curves” to achieve a truly alluring tailored aesthetic. This unparalleled understanding of femininity and of beauty, but also of structure and style finds a balance in every woman’s Sexton bespoke commission.
The Sexton bespoke process is precisely the same for women as it is for men; encompassing an attentive and gradual process of craftsmanship and an understanding of design, technical construction, balance and flair that is unparalleled. The garments produced are completely uncompromising and conform only to Sexton standards. Edward works without prejudice, creating sculptured suits that can be seen in the boardroom; dinner suits that steal the show at red carpet events and rich, sexy sports jackets to be teamed with jeans for a stroll down the high-street with nonchalant, sensual style. Recently Edward has delivered clothes to Annie Lennox, Marie Helvin and Naomi Campbell amongst other notables.
Edward and Dominic are also excited to announce that they are in the process of finalising the technicalities behind a woman’s made-to-measure service, which all being well will be available for customers from spring 2015.