Established in 1985, Mark Powell is one of London’s most iconic and influential bespoke tailors. Renowned for his nostalgically and classically inspired tailoring, combined with experimental cuts and styling, he was one of the first to successfully bridge the gap between the traditions of Savile Row and contemporary street style.
Drawing style and influence from his bespoke tailoring experience, in 2006 he launched his ready to wear line, Mark Powell London.
Over the years he has dressed countless celebrities from the worlds of film, television, music and sport including George Clooney, Harrison Ford, Mick and Bianca Jagger, David Bowie, George Michael, Bryan Ferry, Naomi Campbell, Tom Jones, Take That, Scary Spice, Jonathan Ross, Vic Reeves, Ant and Dec, Daniel Radcliffe, Usher, Frank Lampard, Darren Clarke, Goldie, Morrissey, Kevin Rowland, Neil Tennant from The Pet Shop Boys, Keith Flint from The Prodigy, The Killers, film director Joe Wright, Keira Knightley, Danny Dyer, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, John Hannah, Sean Bean and most recently, Paul Weller, Martin Freeman and Bradley Wiggins.
He has featured in magazines such as Esquire, Arena, GQ and L’Uomo Vogue and in books such as The Look, The New English Dandy, The Best of British Men and Savile Row, The Master Tailors of British Bespoke, by James Sherwood.
He had a starring role in the BBC documentary series Soho Stories and has appeared on television numerous other times as a fashion and style pundit, his latest role being that of judge and mentor on BBC 3’s Young Tailor of the Year.
He has designed costumes for the British films Absolute Beginners, Shopping and Gangster No.1.
His work has been featured at London’s Victoria and Albert museum, in the British Fashion Council’s world touring 21st Century Dandy exhibition and he was also included in The London Cut Savile Row Bespoke Tailoring exhibition at the Palazzo Pitti, Florence in 2007.
He has held fashion shows with the DTI in Moscow, Vietnam, Vienna and the Philippines as well as in London during Fashion Week.
He has collaborated on a menswear ranges for Michiko Koshino, Mulberry, PPQ as well as his own Mark Powell Autograph range for Marks and Spencer.
His new shop, at 2 Marshall Street, London W1, opened in March 2010.