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Off the record, February 10 2012

Drapers gets the lowdown on the latest gossip and reports back from the hottest parties and events.

Party bags Bag brand Kipling celebrated its 25th birthday with a bash at the Hospital Club in London’s Covent Garden. As part of its birthday celebrations, the brand collaborated with eight artists to create artworks using Kipling’s nylon bags, and these pieces were on show at the party. Pictured enjoying the fun are (from left) Kipling’s Lucy Cole, DJ and blogger Sunday Girl, and Isabel Van den Broeck from Kipling.

Eyeing a star Italian brand Police launched its 2012 eyewear, watches and jewellery campaign with actor Luke Evans, its new brand ambassador, at Soho club DSTRKT. Evans . Also at the event were Drapers’ Graeme Moran and Jayne Bibby from WGSN.

Look at Femme Womenswear indie Boudoir Femme toasted the opening of its relocated Cambridge store last month. Owner Pippa Sandison (centre) celebrated with Tanya Sarne and Anton Mayer from womenswear brand Handwritten. The store is just a few doors down from the old premises, on King Street.

Going Global Retail networking organisation the Global Retail Forum held a VIP event for its members and guests from the fashion and retail industries – including Tesco clothing’s Sophie Hardy (left) and Karen Harris – at the end of January at 6 Fitzroy Square in London.

Get the party started Barcelona young fashion show The Brandery kicked off proceedings in style with a huge party. The crowd was treated to sets from Dorian and DJ Undo, before a packed-out headline performance from 2ManyDJs.


Which designer joked about turning his Drapers interview into a lonely hearts column? He’d be inundated with offers, that’s for sure.

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