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Off the record, January 25 2014

What drapers saw…

Karl-Heinz in the Nudie

Swedish band The Fume

Swedish band The Fume

Chomping on the traditional German snack currywurst, revellers at the launch of Repair Shop cut a rug with live music by Swedish band The Fume. The shop, a collaboration between Nudie Jeans and Bread & Butter founder Karl-Heinz Müller, threw open its doors at Munzstrasse 21 during Bread & Butter.

How to mix beer with Bread & Butter

Richard Prosser, Beth Thomas, Jamie Szulc and Alex Souter

Richard Prosser, Beth Thomas, Jamie Szulc and Alex Souter

It can be thirsty work at Bread & Butter, as the team from Lyle & Scott demonstrated when they were caught enjoying a few well-earned beers in their stand, topping off a busy first day in Berlin. Pictured are Richard Prosser, Beth Thomas, Jamie Szulc and Alex Souter.

Bless their little cotton frocks

Levi Palmer and Matthew Harding

Levi Palmer and Matthew Harding

Levi Palmer and Matthew Harding, the design duo behind London Fashion Week womenswear brand Palmer//Harding, reveal their philosophy and love of using US cotton in a short film that will soon appear on Drapersonline.com. The pair have been sponsored by promotional body Cotton USA for the fourth season, for autumn 14. Given the cosiness of their design studio in northwest London, a wide-angle lens was not required.

Happy birthday John Ferraro!

John Ferraro

John Ferraro

The chief executive of Joseph Ribkoff, one of Canada’s leading womenswear brands, turned 46 last week. You may have noticed that we aged John Ferraro - for it is he - by 11 years when we reported he was 57 in last week’s issue, when in fact that is the age of the brand. John has some way to go yet….

 

 

Vente-Privee’s Berlin house party

Kevin Stone, Ed Fife and Stefano Cardoni

Kevin Stone, Ed Fife and Stefano Cardoni

Private members club Soho House Berlin hosted a party by etailer Vente-privee during the German trade shows. The photobooth was kept snapping and champagne flowed till the early hours. Kevin Stone, Ed Fife and Stefano Cardoni celebrated their new partnership, agency Index London.

Cabourn inspects his handiwork

Nigel Cabourn and Emily Norval

Nigel Cabourn and Emily Norval

Drapers spotted a very jolly Nigel Cabourn on the Aigle stand at Bread & Butter, admiring the presentation of his new collaboration with the French lifestyle label. Pictured with Drapers’ Emily Norval, Cabourn said he was very pleased with the initial response to the collection from buyers.

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