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Off The Record, July 1 2011

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

Global players

The shortlist for the WGSN Global Fashion Awards, which will be held at New York’s Gotham Hall on October 20, was revealed at an event at St Martins Lane Hotel in London last week to an audience including (top, from left) Harold Tillman, chairman of the British Fashion Council, stylist Katie McDowall and Jana Ririnui of AOFMPro, who provided the nail and make-up stand at the event (bottom right). Also at the event were (top right, from left) Rob Moss, Leanne O’Shea, Lauren Stevenson and Antony Hawman from My-Wardrobe, which was shortlisted in the best etailer category, and from mini-chain Matches (bottom, from left) Fiona Greiner, Frances Card and Zoey-Monique Naidoo. Other shortlisted retailers include Reiss, Topshop,
Karen Millen and Asos.

Mediterranean summer

Spanish lifestyle etailer Medwinds celebrated its UK launch with a bash in London’s Bloomsbury. Guests including Medwinds’ Lorenzo Fluxa Orti and Caroline Issa from Tank magazine viewed the collection, which is now sold in 25 countries.

100 years and counting

Former Drapers reporter Lenore Dickie, who worked at the magazine in the 1940s, celebrated her 100th birthday last month. Her time on Drapers took her to Oxford to report on the annual fashion summer schools and New York, where she covered fashion and textile conferences. If any of our readers remember her, get in touch!

Floppy hats

Brazilian flip-flop brand Havaianas and hat designer Fred Butler collaborated to produce a collection of flip-flop hats for Royal Ascot. The hats were designed as part of Havaianas’ summer campaign.

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