The jewel of any Savile Row’s social calendar is the Bespoke Tailors Benevolent Association dinner, at the Merchant Taylors Hall in central London. This year it fell on the evening of the 9th of February, and as always one has to dress to impress. Tailors, cloth merchants, mills and embroiderers all gathered to raise money for the BTBA charity, who support anyone who has fallen on hard times after working in the British tailoring industry for over 10 years .
From bespoke dinner suits and custom dresses to evening gowns and velvet suit jackets everyone made an impression. There are speeches, mingling of old (and new) friends, ‘’here-here’s’’ every now and then when someone says something commendable, lovely food and a brilliant atmosphere all whilst raising thousands of pounds for charity. Four of us from the Hawthorne & Heaney team were there to represent the embroidery industry.
Check out some of the photos from the night below: