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Off the record, April 19 2014

The week’s hottest happenings.

Our Daily Edit launches with a designer crowd

Our Daily Edit guests

Our Daily Edit guests

Directors Marc Lewis and Ella Wells

Directors Marc Lewis and Ella Wells

New Brighton men’s and women’s clothing store Our Daily Edit took over the city’s Ship Street for a recent party to toast its official launch. Directors Marc Lewis and Ella Wells (left) welcomed guests including designer Christopher Raeburn, who cycled all the way from London to the coastal city for the event. Thankfully there was plenty of chilled local beer waiting for him once he arrived.

 

 

Deconstructing a classic

Oliver Sweeney

Oliver Sweeney

Ever wondered what goes into making a pair of Goodyear-welted brogues? Oliver Sweeney has decided to show us all 128 components used in the construction of its new Hasketon brogue, following almost the same process first used 200 years ago. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Party is a Towering success

Tower London

Tower London

Footwear brand Tower London opened its London flagship in Haringay, with three-time UK Beatbox champion Ball-Zee and Traversal Dance Company pulling in the crowds. The busy opening marked another celebration for the brand, which has made the shortlist for the Drapers Footwear & Accessories Awards in the Independent Retailer category.

Snooty Frox lets loose for charity

Loose Women’s Jane McDonald (centre), pictured with Snooty Frox’s Hilary Haresign and Joseph Ribkoff’s Mark Rowe

Loose Women’s Jane McDonald (centre), pictured with Snooty Frox’s Hilary Haresign and Joseph Ribkoff’s Mark Rowe

Harrogate occasionwear store and Drapers Independents Awards finalist Snooty Frox hosted a charity event with Joseph Ribkoff in aid of Breast Cancer Care. Customers sipped champagne and shopped the Joseph Ribkoff range, while Loose Women’s Jane McDonald (centre), pictured with Snooty Frox’s Hilary Haresign and Joseph Ribkoff’s Mark Rowe, brought some celebrity glamour.

Two brands, one party

Lorenzo Osti (above right), pictured with Ma Strum’s Charlie Sharp and John Sharp

Lorenzo Osti (above right), pictured with Ma Strum’s Charlie Sharp and John Sharp

Menswear labels Ma Strum and Boneville have teamed up for a dual-branded store on east London’s Artillery Lane. The launch party was attended by Lorenzo Osti (above right), son of the brands’ founder Massimo, pictured with Ma Strum’s Charlie Sharp and John Sharp. Glasses were raised to the return of Boneville, which relaunched this season after 21 years.

Viva Italia at the V&A Museum

Valentino with model David Gandy

Valentino with model David Gandy

The V&A’s Glamour of Italian Fashion 1942-2014 exhibition has created a buzz, with designers Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino (left with model David Gandy) attending the opening, but did you know that Proportion London provided the mannequins? Working with specialist figures to ensure no stress is applied to the vintage clothing, the Proportion team ensured the garments were shown off to their full potential. Congratulations to them.

 

 

 

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