Interesting news, that Huntsman has been sold to women’s couturier Roubi L’Roubi (pictured above with Huntsman general manager Peter Smith and head cutter Pat Murphy, left and right).
Roubi will be the new creative director and has already said he wants to give Huntsman more of a leaning towards women’s tailoring, and look to refocus the ready-to-wear and made-to-measure services as well. He bought the company from the previous shareholders with his business partner Pierre Lagrange, pictured below.
I’ve met Roubi before, at the Golden Shears 2011 competition. He was very nice and seemed to have a genuine passion for bespoke tailoring (which not all judges necessarily have). Let’s hope it only means good things for Huntsman.